Standard test method for measuring the heat release rate of low flammability mattresses and mattress sets
|Publication Date:||1 November 2011|
|ICS Code (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements):||13.220.50|
This International Standard provides a full-scale test method for determining the heat release rate and total heat release from a mattress or a mattress and foundation. The test specimen is ignited by exposure to a pair of gas burners that simulate burning bedclothes . The measurement capability is designed for mattress sets of low flammability, i.e. having a peak rate of heat release below 300 kW.
This International Standard applies to mattresses and mattress and foundation sets. This International Standard does not apply to mattress pads, pillows, blankets, or other items used on top of a mattress.
This International Standard is a performance standard and does not prescribe the use of any specific components, fire retardant chemicals, or materials, and does not prescribe any design features that might lead to improved or degraded performance of a mattress set.
Annex A describes an analysis that indicates the potential reduction in life loss achievable by limiting the magnitude of the bed fire.