Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

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FLAME RESISTANCE - 12 SECONDS VERTICAL

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received) 30" x 30" 5 - 7 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning 30" x 30" *
Standards: ASTM D 6413, ISO 11613 Annex D, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1976, NFPA 1977, NFPA 1981, NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E (cites ASTM F 1506 which cites ASTM D 6413), NFPA 1951

HEAT RESISTANCE @ 500°F

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial oven exposure 48" x 48" 5 - 7 days
Oven exposure after laundering or dry cleaning 48" x 48" *
Standards: ASTM F 2894, ISO 11613 Annex A, ISO 17493, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1976, NFPA 1977, NFPA 1981, NFPA 2112, NFPA 1951

TPP OR HTP (Radiant & Conductive Heat)

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received)
Spaced or contact

36" x 36"

5 - 7 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning
Spaced or contact

36" x 36"

*
Standards: ASTM F 2700, ASTM F 2703, ISO 17492, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1976, NFPA 1977, NFPA 2112, NFPA 1951

TPP CONDUCTIVE (Open Flame)

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received)
Spaced or contact

36" x 36"

5 - 7 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning
Spaced or contact

36" x 36"

*
Standards: ASTM D 4108, BS EN 367, ISO 9151

PROTECTION AGAINST HEAT & FLAME "FLAME SPREAD"

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received)
Surface Ignition
Edge Ignition

36" x 36"
36" x 36"

5 - 7 days
5 - 7 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning
Surface Ignition
Edge Ignition

36" x 36"
36" x 36"

*
*
Standard: ISO 15025 (replaces EN 532)

CONDUCTIVE (Contact) HEAT RESISTANCE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received) 10 gloves, 10 shoes 7 - 10 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning 10 gloves, 10 shoes *
Standard: ISO 15025 (replaces EN 532)

CONDUCTIVE & COMPRESSIVE HEAT RESISTANCE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Dry Test @ 2 psi 10 pieces: 4" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Wet Test @ 2 psi 10 pieces: 4" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Dry Test @ 8 psi 10 pieces: 4" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Wet Test @ 8 psi 10 pieces: 4" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Standards: ASTM F 1060, NFPA 1971

RADIANT HEAT EXPOSURE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received) 36" x 36" 7 - 10 days
Test after laundering or dry cleaning 36" x 36" *
Standards: ISO 6942, NFPA 1977 (cites ASTM F 1939 as modified by NFPA 1977)

MANIKIN

Test Performance Time
Standard: NFPA 2112 This is a subcontracted test.

ELECTRIC ARC

Test Performance Time
Standard: ASTM F 1959, ASTM F 1506 This is a subcontracted test.