NFPA 253

Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 26
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This fire test response standard describes a procedure for measuring critical radiant flux behavior of horizontally mounted floor covering systems exposed to a flaming ignition source in a graded, radiant heat energy environment within a test chamber.

This fire test response standard measures the critical radiant flux at flameout and provides a basis for estimating one aspect of fire exposure behavior for floor covering systems.

Purpose.

The standard was developed to simulate an important fire exposure component in fires that develops in corridors or exit enclosures of buildings and is not intended for routine use in estimating flame spread behavior of floor covering in building areas other than corridors or exit enclosures

This fire test response standard is designed to provide a basis for estimating one aspect of the fire exposure behavior of a floor covering system installed in a building corridor.

The test environment simulates conditions that have been observed and defined in full-scale corridor experiments.

Document History

NFPA 253
January 1, 2015
Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
This fire test response standard describes a procedure for measuring critical radiant flux behavior of horizontally mounted floor covering systems exposed to a flaming ignition source in a graded,...
January 1, 2011
Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
This fire test response standard describes a procedure for measuring critical radiant flux behavior of horizontally mounted floor covering systems exposed to a flaming ignition source in a graded,...
January 1, 2006
Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
This fire test response standard describes a procedure for measuring critical radiant flux behavior of horizontally mounted floor covering systems exposed to a flaming ignition source in a graded,...
January 1, 2000
Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
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January 1, 1995
Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
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August 17, 1990
STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR CRITICAL RADIANT FLUX OF FLOOR COVERING SYSTEMS USING A RADIANT HEAT ENERGY SOURCE
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January 1, 1984
STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR CRITICAL RADIANT FLUX OF FLOOR COVERING SYSTEMS USING A RADIANT HEAT ENERGY SOURCE
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