SR170 Study of fire test methods applicable to flexible fabrics, duct materials and cables (2007)

Abbreviation
SR170
Valid from
1/01/2007

Information provider
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Author
P. C. R. Collier
Information type
Study report
Format
PDF

Description

This study has shown that the present fire test requirements for the reaction to fire properties for flexible fabrics based on flammability testing do not adequately evaluate the actual fire performance where initial burning is difficult to establish, but the material has a high heat content that is not recorded by the existing test method and thus may present a significant risk in an actual fire. It is proposed that cone calorimeter testing be included and that the performance standard can be based on a combination of both the cone calorimeter and the flammability testing. This hypothesis should be tested in an experimental program comprising both small-scale and full-scale testing.

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SR170 Study of fire test methods applicable to flexible fabrics, duct materials and cables (2007)

Description

This study has shown that the present fire test requirements for the reaction to fire properties for flexible fabrics based on flammability testing do not adequately evaluate the actual fire performance where initial burning is difficult to establish, but the material has a high heat content that is not recorded by the existing test method and thus may present a significant risk in an actual fire. It is proposed that cone calorimeter testing be included and that the performance standard can be based on a combination of both the cone calorimeter and the flammability testing. This hypothesis should be tested in an experimental program comprising both small-scale and full-scale testing.

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SR170 Study of fire test methods applicable to flexible fabrics, duct materials and cables (2007)
Description

This study has shown that the present fire test requirements for the reaction to fire properties for flexible fabrics based on flammability testing do not adequately evaluate the actual fire performance where initial burning is difficult to establish, but the material has a high heat content that is not recorded by the existing test method and thus may present a significant risk in an actual fire. It is proposed that cone calorimeter testing be included and that the performance standard can be based on a combination of both the cone calorimeter and the flammability testing. This hypothesis should be tested in an experimental program comprising both small-scale and full-scale testing.

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