Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

CALIFORNIA TECHNICAL BULLETIN 117-2000Download PDFDownload

While this has been superseded by the 2013 edition, there might be jurisdictions which still reference this 2000 edition.

TEST SAMPLE SIZE PERFORMANCE TIME
Section A Part I (OF) Polyurethane foam: 20 pieces: 3.0" x 12.0" x 0.5" 7 - 10 days
Section A Part II (OF) (a) Ticking that encases shredded foam:
1 piece: 1 yard

(b) Shredded foam: 2 pillows,
13" x 13" x actual packing density
5 - 7 days
Section A Part III (OF) Polystyrene beads: Sufficient material to fill 5 trays,
8" x 8" x 3" deep
5 - 7 days
Section B Part I (OF) Natural batting: 1 piece: 30" x 30" x AT 5 - 7 days
Section B Part II (OF) Fabric that encases, loose fill, feathers, down:
1 piece: 1 yard
5 - 7 days
Section C (OF) Synthetic batting: 1 piece, 30" x 30" x AT 5 - 7 days
Section D Part I (C) (a) Batting (natural or synthetic):
1 piece: 30" x 30" x AT

(b) Feathers, down, non-foam loose materials:
3 pillows: 12" x 12" x 2" thick
5 - 7 days
Section D Part II (C) Polyurethane foam:
6 pieces: 7.25" x 8.00" x 2.00" thick
6 pieces: 8.00" x 4.00" x 2.00" thick
5 - 7 days
Section E (OF) Upholstery fabric: 1 piece: 24" x 24" 5 - 7 days
  • OF = Open flame test
  • C = Cigarette ignition resistance test
  • AT = Actual thickness

Test Summary (By Product)

SOLID POLYURETHANE FOAM

Open Flame Test Section A Part I
Cigarette Test Section D Part II

POLYSTYRENE BEADS

Open Flame Test Section A Part III
Cigarette Test Not Required

SHREDDED MATERIALS, FEATHER & DOWN

These are more complex than the products enumerated above. If these products are on your requirements list, SGS Govmark will furnish specific submittal information regarding open flame and cigarette tests.

NATURAL BATTING MATERIALS (60% or greater natural materials)

Open Flame Test Section B Part I
Cigarette Test Section D Part I

SYNTHETIC BATTING MATERIALS (60% or greater synthetic materials)

Open Flame Test Section C
Cigarette Test Section D Part I

FABRIC

Open Flame Test Section E
Any fabric used in upholstered furniture must be tested by Section E. This includes cover fabric and any other interior or exterior fabric.

Exceptions:
(1) If the fabric is used to contain shredded foam the fabric is not to be tested by Section E. It must be tested by Section A Part II.
(2) If the fabric is used to contain other standard or loose materials, or feathers and down, the fabric is not to be tested by Section E. It must be tested by Section B Part II.
Cigarette Test Not required for Section E fabrics