Standard Test Method for Flammability of Sleeping Bags
|Publication Date:||1 April 2015|
This fire-test response test method contains a method to assess the flammability, expressed as a burn rate, of sleeping bags which use various materials and constructions in their manufacture.
Sleeping bags that comply with the requirements in this test method shall be permitted to be labeled as complying with the appropriate requirements, to facilitate the identification of products conforming to this test method.
This test method is technically equivalent to the flammability standard CPAI-75, issued by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (see 2.2), and which has been in use as a flammability requirement for the sleeping bag industry in the U.S.
NOTE 1-CPAI-75 expresses burn rate in units of inches/minute while this test method expresses burn rate in units of centimetres/minute.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
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.
Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.