Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA®

Research project

Glimmer and smolder behavior of thermal insulation materials

The Fraunhofer WKI is in possession of an accreditation as an inspection body for the determination of the glimmer and smolder behavior of thermal insulation materials in accordance with DIN EN 16733. Furthermore, we have developed additional procedures with which the glimmer behavior of thermal insulation materials can be examined and evaluated in more detail. These procedures enable the target-oriented development of insulation materials and supplements which influence the glimmer and smolder behavior.

© Fraunhofer WKI | Manuela Lingnau
Testing rig for the determination of a building product’s propensity to continuous smoldering in accordance with DIN EN 16733
© Fraunhofer WKI | Manuela Lingnau
The glowing combustion test rig designed at the Fraunhofer WKI.
© Fraunhofer WKI
Test specimens on the Fraunhofer WKI glimmer test rig during a test
© Fraunhofer WKI | Torsten Kolb
Progression of the glimmer speed during a test on the Fraunhofer WKI glimmer test rig

Status:
in process

 

Funding:
own research