STANDARD CORNER WALL METHOD OF TEST FOR FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF NON-MELTING FOAM PLASTIC BUILDING MATERIALS
|Publication Date:||1 December 2014|
|ICS Code (Walls. Partitions. Façades):||91.060.10|
|ICS Code (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements):||13.220.50|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
This method of test for flammability characteristics is applicable to certain low density insulating materials that do not melt or drip during exposure to fire (see Appendix A). It is used in establishing the Flame Spread Classification for those foamed plastics whose flammability assessment found in CAN/ULC-S102, Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies, requires the use of the rate formula FSV = 92.5 d/t but where the necessary parameters ('d' & 't') for use in the formula are difficult to define.
Note : In the formula FSV = 92.5 d/t, 't' is the time in minutes for the flame front to propagate a distance of 'd' metres where there is a marked reduction in the advance of the flame front during the test in CAN/ULC-S102, Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies.
The purpose of this test is to determine the comparative burning characteristics of the material under test by exposing the material in a corner wall configuration to a test fire.
It is the intent of this method to register performance during the period of exposure and not to determine suitability for use after the test exposure.