Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
|Publication Date:||25 March 1983|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
|ICS Code (Textile fabrics):||59.080.30|
This test method covers the evaluation of the flammability of textile fabrics as they reach the consumer for or from apparel other than children's sleepwear or protective clothing.
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.
NOTE 1-This method is not identical to 16 CFR Part 1610, Aammability of Clothing Textiles. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations require that fabrics introduced into commerce meet the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1610.
This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; inch-pound units are provided for information only.