Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has recently received EN 45545-2 certification, a classification system that specifies requirements for fire behavior of materials and products used in trains, for its GT reverse bayonet series and 5015 product series. The certification is for the low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) material used in these products.
EN 45545-2 certification ensures that across the EU, the use of materials that limit fire development and produce low levels of smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire are being used universally and are tested to the same standard. Not only does the certification ensure safety, but also interoperability across rail systems.
The certification process was conducted by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The company is widely known as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Low smoke zero halogen
LSZH is a material that is commonly used in the insert of the connector. When exposed to flames and high levels of heat, LSZH materials produce a miniscule amount of visible smoke, compared to other materials like PVC; and includes no halogen, which can be harmful to humans.