The Trimat material flammability guide, provides information for designers of equipment that may be used in an explosive environment normally controlled by ATEX regulations. These flammability tests have been conducted in accordance with DIN Spec 22100-007, section 5.19 which is a fire test for brakes and friction clutches.
The table lists the Trimat materials tested and the results as a pass or fail. In addition, to assist with selection of a suitable material we have also shown the temperature measured at the end of each test run and the Dellta rise in temperature. Temperature was measured in two locations one using a thermocouple and one using infared. This information combined with thickness loss demonstrates that the material has been working as a brake material during the test procedure and generated wear debris.
Trimat recognises that the ATEX regulations present a challenge to brake and clutch manufacturers, hopefully this guide will provide some assistance to selecting suitable materials. If you require more information or have a specific project that you would like to discuss then please contact us.