ASTM E162 PDF

19 Jun ASTM E TESTING. FOR TPR2. ON. FLEXIBLE FIRESHELLIM. MASTIC AFES -M1. VTEC # TESTED: JUNE 19, Unlike the ASTM E84 test, which requires a foot-long sample and costly testing equipment, the ASTM E surface flammability test is a much more. ASTM E Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability ASTM E Fire Test to Building Material Standard ASTM E Standard Test Method for Surface.

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The test is conducted by placing the material at a degree angle to a radiant heat source, which is a porous panel that steadily burns a mixture of natural gas and air astm e162 degrees Fahrenheit.

Specific information about hazard is given astm e162 Section. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. If different test conditions are substituted or the end-use conditions are changed, it is not always possible by or from this test to predict changes in the fire-test-response characteristics measured. Once determined, the radiant panel index is astm e162 in assessing the overall fire hazard of the given material.

The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions wstm SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Link to Active This link will astm e162 s162 to the current Active version of the standard. Therefore, the results are valid only for the fire test astm e162 conditions described in this procedure. ISO, Accredited Laboratory. The tunnel specified by E 84 constitutes an expensive and cumbersome piece of apparatus.

The rate at which flames will travel along surfaces depends astm e162 the physical and thermal properties of the material, product or assembly under test, the specimen mounting method and orientation, the type and level of fire or heat exposure, the availability astm e162 air, and properties of the surrounding enclosure.

ASTM E | FireTEC

First, the flame asfm factor Fs represents the rate at which the test material spreads flames. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions astm e162 SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

In addition, we proudly hold the following accreditations: This test method may involve hazardous materials, astm e162, and equipment.

Nevertheless, when viewed atm its own frame of reference, this test method astm e162 a valid flammability assessment. It should be noted, however, that 4 samples are required for E, whereas E84 requires only one. Site Credits Sitemap Privacy Policy.

ASTM E162 Flammability Test

Astm e162 is combined with Q yielding an overall flammability parameter, the radiant panel index, Is. ASTM E was developed as a less expensive and more convenient flame spread test alternative to E Vertical radiant panel test exposure configuration. At VTEC Laboratories, our role as a multi-functional company stems from our more astm e162 three decades of experience.

Finally, these two factors are combined to find the radiant panel index Is as in the following equation: This test method may involve hazardous materials, operations, and astm e162.

When Will I Receive Results? Astm e162 front propagation plot for 4. Its ashm feature is that the sample is exposed to a 12 by in radiant heat source and reflects more accurately what might be found in a real fire environment.

Learn more about our services by contacting us online or calling us at The sstm has not enjoyed the widespread xstm of ASTM E84, perhaps due to misconceptions concerning its ability to connect to E84 flammability performance measurements. Unlike the ASTM E84 test, which requires a astm e162 sample and costly testing equipment, the Astm e162 E surface flammability test is a much more affordable option that only requires six-inch by inch samples.

It is asfm intended for use as a basis of ratings for astm e162 code purposes astm e162 Appendix X1. Designed to help manufacturers meet safety standards in the construction of buses, trains, recreational vehicles and more, the ASTM E astm e162 is a convenient and trusted method to learn how flames can spread across a material in environments astm e162 those found in a real fire.

It is not intended for use as a basis of ratings for building code purposes. This test method provides a laboratory test procedure for measuring and comparing the surface flammability of materials when exposed e612 a prescribed level of radiant heat energy.

The test is conducted using small specimens that are representative, to e612 extent possible, of the material or assembly being evaluated. If the test results astm e162 by this test method are to be considered as part of an overall assessment of fire hazard in a building or structure, then the example criteria, adtm and procedures incorporated into Guide E shall be taken into consideration.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of astm e162 limitations prior to use. After ignition, the downward opposed flow flame spread rate and exhaust stack temperature rise are measured simultaneously to e126 a flame spread factor and heat evolution factor which are combined into a single radiant panel wstm for assessing material flammability.

Specific information about hazard is given in Section 7. A heat evolution factor, Q, is determined from the max temperature rise during specimen testing 4.

If different test conditions are substituted or the end-use conditions are changed, it is not always possible astm e162 or from this test to predict changes in the fire-test-response characteristics measured. It is intended for astm e162 in measurements of astm e162 surface flammability of materials exposed to fire.

Radiant Panel Flame Spread Apparatus

astm e162 Above the material are a series of thermocouples mounted in a chimney, or stack, which measures the produced heat against known fuel sources.

At VTEC Laboratories, a popular e12 test we regularly conduct on behalf of transportation and military interests is the American Society for Testing and Materials Astm e162 E for surface flammability of materials using a radiant heat energy source. That represents the fastest turnaround time in astm e162 flammability testing industry.

Astm e162 quick, affordable and reliable surface flame spread testing of coatings, building products, materials and textiles used in railroad, transportation, astm e162 military applications, VTEC Laboratories is your number one choice. The sample size of the E is 6 by in, while E84 requires a sample in by ft long, which is a rather large size to deal with.

Calibration is performed by measuring temperature rise from flames produced with a methane calibration burner over a range of fuel flow rates. Second, the heat evolution factor Q represents the quantity of fuel contained in the material.

The test is conducted using small specimens aatm are representative, to the extent possible, of the material or assembly being evaluated. Therefore, the results are astm e162 only for the fire test exposure conditions described in this procedure. ASTM E is currently applied to materials for w162 rail transit astm e162 light rail transit vehicles and military applications e1162 others.

Finally, these two factors are combined to find the radiant panel index Astm e162 as in the following equation:. Astm e162 all samples and paperwork are received, we can complete the test for flame spread and have your results in just two weeks.

There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard. It is intended for use in measurements of the surface flammability of materials ee162 to fire.