Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

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Far part 25 appendix f
PART I (a) (1) (ii) Vertical (12 second) 5 pieces: 3" x 12" (75 mm x 305 mm)
PART I (a) (1) (i) Vertical (60 second) 5 pieces: 3" x 12" (75 mm x 305 mm)
PART I (a) (1) (iv) Horizontal (2.5") 5 pieces: 3" x 12" (75 mm x 305 mm)
PART I (a) (1) (v) Horizontal (4.0") 5 pieces: 3" x 12" (75 mm x 305 mm)
PART I (a) (2) (iii) 45 Degree (Cargo Floors) 5 pieces: 10" x 10" (250 mm x 250 mm)
PART I (a) (3) 60 Degree 15 feet (4.5 meters)
PART II Oil Burner Seat Cushion
Fire Blocking
4 seat backs: 18" x 25" x 2" (457 mm x 635 mm x 51 mm)
AND
4 seat cushions: 18" x 20" x 4" (457 mm x 508 mm x 102 mm)
PART III Oil Burner Cargo Liner:
Sidewall Panel
Ceiling Panel
Sidewall/Ceiling Combination

4 pieces: 16" x 24" (405 mm x 610 mm)
4 pieces: 16" x 24" (405 mm x 610 mm)
4 pieces: 16" x 24" (405 mm x 610 mm)
PART IV Rate of Heat Release (OSU) 6 pieces: 6.00" x 6.00" x 1.75" MT (150 mm x 150 mm x 45 mm MT)
PART V Smoke Density (Flaming Mode) 5 pieces: 3.00" x 3.00" x 1.00" MT (75 mm x 75 mm x 25 mm MT)
PART VI Insulation (Flame Propagation) Available on separate list
PART VII Insulation (Burnthrough) 8 pieces: 32" x 36" (813 mm x 915 mm)
Fire Test Handbook
Chapter 12 Power Plant Oil Burner
Fire Penetration (2000°F)
2 pieces: 11.5" x 11.5" (292 mm x 292 mm)
OR
2 pieces: 24" x 24" (610 mm x 610 mm)
Chapter 14 90° Burn Test according to DOT/FAA/AR-00/12 "Aircraft Materials Fire Test Handbook" Chapter 14 "Test for Electrical Wire Used in Designated Fire Zones" Available on separate list
Chapter 18 Airline Blanket 1 blanket
Miscellaneous
DOT/FAA/AR-08/4 Proposed Ducting Available on separate quote.
  • Estimated Performance Time: 7 days (Additional days may be necessary if auditing is required)
  • MT = Maximum thickness.

Aircraft fire testing discussion

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This discussion is based on information extracted from CFR Title 14 Part 25.

The information contained herein is offered to assist the client in selecting the test/s to be conducted by SGS Govmark.

The information is presented in 3 categories:

  1. Aircraft Interiors
  2. Aircraft Cargo Compartments
  3. Aircraft Thermal and Acoustical Insulation

Selection of the test is primarily dependent on the product and its application in the aircraft.

Some examples follow:

Carpeting: The only test required by the FAR is the 12 second vertical flammability test.
(Except if carpeting is used on wall panel.)

Wall Panels: Three tests are involved:

  1. 60 Second Vertical
  2. OSU Rate of Heat Release
  3. Smoke Density

Please search the attached listings to determine which tests are required for your product.

As this is an informal listing, you might need to contact SGS Govmark so that SGS Govmark can guide you by the actual rule.

Airbus & Boeing

Products requiring Airbus and Boeing tests normally follow the same pattern as the FAR.

There are two significant differences between the FAR and the Airbus and Boeing requirements.

  1. Airbus and Boeing may require Smoke Density testing on many products used in their aircraft.
  2. Airbus and Boeing may require Combustion Toxicity testing on many products used in their aircraft.

Aircraft Compartment Interiors

Product ClassificationRequired Test

Group I (part I)
Galley Structure
Interior Ceiling Panels
Interior Wall Panels
Large Cabinet Walls
Partitions
Stowage Compartments

Vertical (60 Second)
AND
Smoke Density
AND
Rate of Heat Release (OSU)
Group I (part II)
Structural Flooring

Vertical (60 Second)
Group II (part I)
Air Ducting
Air Ducting Joints
Coated Fabrics
Draperies
Electrical Conduit
Floor Coverings
Joint & Edge Coverings
Leather

Molded & Thermoformed Parts
Padding
Textile Products
Thermal & Acoustical Insulation
Transparencies
Trays & Galley Furnishings
Trim Strips
Upholstery

Vertical (12 Second)
Group II (part II)
Seat Cushions:
Individual Components
Seat Cushion Mockup


Vertical (12 Second)
Oil Burner Seat Cushion Fire Blocking
Group III
Motion Picture Film

Safety Film as per Standard Specifications for
Safety Photographic Film PH 1.25
Group IV
Clear Plastic Windows & Signs
Edge Lighted Instrument Assemblies Consisting of 2 or more Instruments in Common Housing
Parts Constructed in Whole or in Part of Elastomeric Materials
Seat Belts
Shoulder Harnesses

Horizontal (2.5 in/min)
Group V (Part I)
Items Not Specifically Described Above in Groups I through IV

Horizontal (4 in/min)
Group V (Part II)
Excluded Items:
Electrical wire & cable insulations and small parts such as knobs, rollers, etc. which would not contribute significantly to the propagation of a fire.

Subject to FAA / DER determination

Extracted from FAR Part 25. Substantially the same guidelines apply to Airbus and Boeing, except Smoke Density and Combustion Toxicity might additionally be required.

Aircraft Cargo & Baggage Compartments

Product ClassificationRequired Test

Group I (Part I)
Ceiling & Sidewall Liner Panels
Class B & E Compartments

Vertical (12 Second)
AND
45 Degree
Group I (Part II)
Ceiling & Sidewall Liner Panels
Class C Compartments

Oil Burner Cargo Liner
Group II
Floor Panels
Class B, C, & E Compartments

Vertical (12 Second)
AND
45 Degree
Group III (Part I)
Insulation Blankets
Cargo Covers

Vertical (12 Second)
Group III (Part II)
Tiedown Equipment
Containers
Bins
Pallets

Horizontal

Thermal & Acoustical Insulation

Product ClassificationRequired Test

Insulation Batts
Foams
Damping Parts
Hook and Loop
Tape
Insulation (Flame Propagation)

Insulation used in the bottom half of the fuselage require an additional test.

Insulation (Burnthrough)

Engine Compartment Firewalls

Product ClassificationRequired Test

All firewall components
Shrouds
Cowling and Nacelle Skin
Power Plant Oil Burner Fire Penetration (2000°F)

Extracted from FAR Part 25. Substantially the same guidelines apply to Airbus and Boeing, except Smoke Density and Combustion Toxicity might additionally be required.