Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (Vertical Test)
|Publication Date:||15 February 2013|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
|ICS Code (Textile fabrics):||59.080.30|
This test method is used to measure the vertical flame resistance of textiles.
As a part of the measure of flame resistance, afterflame and afterglow characteristics are evaluated.
This standard shall be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and shall not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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.