Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

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U.S. Tests

Test Sample Size Performance Time
NFPA 701:
Test Method 1
Test Method 2

1 yard x full width
3 yards x full width

5 days
5 - 7 days
Boston Fire Deptartment: BFD IX-1 12" x 36" 5 - 7 days
California: Fire Marshal Title 19 Small Scale 1237.1 36" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Massachusetts (see NFPA 701)
New York City (see NFPA 701)

International Tests

Test Sample Size Performance Time
British Standard
BS 5438 1 yard 7 - 10 days
BS 5867 1 yard 7 - 10 days
Canadian Standard: CAN/ULC S109
Small Flame Test 1 yard 5 - 7 days
Large Flame Test 3 yards x full width 5 - 7 days
German Standard: DIN 4102, Class B2 1 yard x full width 7 - 10 days
ISO 15025 1 yard 7 - 10 days

Notes

1. For these types of products used in the U.S.A., the main test standard is NFPA 701. The other standards listed have specific applications depending on the locale. For example, the California Fire Marshal prefers the Title 19 Test. To sum things up, it is strongly suggested that all of these materials be tested to NFPA 701 Test Method 1 or Test Method 2. If the material is going to a particular locale that has a different test, it is suggested that the second test be conducted also.

2. If the product requires further testing after laundering, dry cleaning, weathering, etc., please contact SGS Govmark for full details.