Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

BRITISH STANDARD BS 5438Download PDFDownload

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Test 1A:
Minimum ignition time: Face Ignition *
1 yard 7 - 10 days
Test 1B:
Minimum ignition time: Bottom edge ignition *
1 yard 7 - 10 days
Test 2A:
Limited flame spread: Face ignition **
1 yard 7 - 10 days
Test 2B:
Limited flame spread: Bottom edge ignition **
1 yard 7 - 10 days
Test 3A:
Flame spread time: Face ignition
1 yard 7 - 10 days
Test 3B:
Flame spread time: Bottom edge ignition
1 yard 7 - 10 days

* Flame application starting at 1 second and increasing in increments of 1 second until ignition is noted. Maximum flame application time is 20 seconds, unless otherwise specified by the client.

** Flame application time is 10 seconds, unless a different time is specified by the client.

Note: Additional charge might apply for washing and dry cleaning of materials whose flammability properties are not inherent in the material itself.