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ASTM E1590

Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 March 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 24
ICS Code (Furniture): 97.140
ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products): 13.220.40
scope:

This is a fire-test-response standard.

This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when the test specimen, a mattress or mattress with foundation, is subjected to a specified flaming ignition source under well ventilated conditions.

This is a test method for mattresses or mattresses with foundations.

Test data are obtained describing the burning behavior, following application of a specific ignition source, from ignition until all burning has ceased, a period of 1 h has elapsed, or flashover appears inevitable.

This test method does not provide information on the fire performance of mattresses under fire conditions other than those specified in this test method. In particular, this test method does not apply to smoldering ignition by cigarettes. See 5.12 for further information.

The rate of heat release of burning test specimen is measured by an oxygen consumption method. See 5.12.4 for further information.

Other measurements are the production of lightobscuring smoke and the concentrations of certain toxic gas species in the combustion gases. See 5.12.5 for further information.

The burning behavior is documented visually by photographic or video recordings.

Use the SI system of units in referee decisions; see IEEE/ASTM SI-10. The units given in parentheses are for information only.

This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products or assemblies under actual fire conditions

Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM E1590
March 1, 2017
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
November 15, 2016
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
April 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
April 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
April 1, 2012
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
May 1, 2007
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
September 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test responses when...
January 10, 2001
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
1. Scope 1.1 This is a fire-test-response standard. 1.2 This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test...
February 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
1. Scope 1.1 This is a fire-test-response standard. 1.2 This test method provides a means of determining the burning behavior of mattresses used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire test...
October 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
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October 10, 1995
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FIRE TEST OF REAL SCALE MATTRESSES
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June 15, 1995
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FIRE TESTING OF REAL SCALE MATTRESSES
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July 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FIRE TESTING OF REAL SCALE MATTRESSES
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January 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FIRE TESTING OF REAL SCALE MATTRESSES
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