Standard Guide for Flammability and Combustion Testing of Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials
|Publication Date:||15 October 1993|
1.1 This guide covers the present state-of-the-art test methods for determining the flammability and combustion properties of rubber and rubber-like materials.
1.2 This guide includes standard test methods promulgated by ASTM, NFPA, ANSI, Underwriters's Laboratories, trade associations, and government agencies. It does not include industrial materials specification tests or nonstandard test methods.
1.3 This guide is arranged according to products and systems.
1.4 This standard should be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and frame under controlled 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 these tests may be used as elements of a fire-hazard assessment or a fire-risk assessment which takes into account all the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard or fire risk of a particular end use.
1.5 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. For specific precaution statements, see the note in Section 3.