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ASTM D635

Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 July 1991
Status: inactive
Page Count: 4
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This test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative rate of burning and/or extent and time of burning of self-supporting plastics in the form of bars, molded or cut from sheets, plates, or panels, and tested in the horizontal position. This test method should be used to establish relative burning characteristics of plastic materials and should not be used as a fire-hazard test method.

NOTE 1: Warning-During the course of combustion, gases or vapors, or both, are evolved which may be hazardous to personnel. Precaution-In addition to other precautions, adequate precautions should be taken to protect the operator.

NOTE 2-Additional information on materials which do not burn to the gage mark by this test may be obtained using Test Method 03801. For tests of flexible plastics in the form of thin sheets and film, reference should be made to Test Method D 4804. Tests on the burning rate of sheet and plate insulation are covered in Method 0229. Burning characteristics, as measured by minimum oxygen to support combustion. may be determined by Test Method D 2863.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials. products. or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products. or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems. 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. For specific hazard statements, see Note 1 and 6.1.

Document History

November 1, 2018
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of plastics in the...
December 1, 2014
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of plastics in the...
July 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of plastics in the...
May 1, 2006
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of plastics in the...
July 10, 2003
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of plastics in the...
July 10, 1998
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
1. Scope* 1.1 This fire-test-response test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative linear rate of burning or extent and time of burning, or both, of...
April 10, 1997
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
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August 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position
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ASTM D635
July 15, 1991
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative rate of burning and/or extent and time of burning of self-supporting plastics in the form of bars,...
November 25, 1988
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR RATE OF BURNING AND/OR EXTENT AND TIME OF BURNING OF SELF- SUPPORTING PLASTICS IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION
A description is not available for this item.
January 30, 1981
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR RATE OF BURNING AND/OR EXTENT AND TIME OF BURNING OF SELF- SUPPORTING PLASTICS IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION
A description is not available for this item.
July 1, 1977
Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position
This method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative rate of burning and/or extent and time of burning of self-supporting plastics in the form of bars, molded or...
September 9, 1968
Standard Method of Test for FLAMMABILITY OF SELF-SUPPORTING PLASTICS
This method covers a. procedure for determining the relative flammability of self-supporting plastics in the form of sheets, bars, plates or panels. NOTE-For this method, "Self-Supporting Plastics"...

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