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  • ASTM D 3801 : 2006

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    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Comparative Burning Characteristics of Solid Plastics in a Vertical Position

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-09-2006

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This fire-test-response standard covers a small-scale laboratory procedure for determining comparative burning characteristics of solid-plastic material, using a 20-mm (50W) premixed flame applied to the base of specimens held in a vertical position. Note 1This test method and the 20 mm (50W) Vertical Burning Test (V-0, V-1, or V-2) of ANSI/UL 94 are equivalent.

    Note 2

    This test method and Test Method B of IEC 60695-11-10 are equivalent. IEC 60695-11-10 has replaced ISO 1210.

    Note 3

    For additional information on materials that burn up to the holding clamp by this test method, see Test Method D 635. For test methods of flexible plastics in the form of thin sheets and film, see Test Method D 4804. For additional information on comparative burning characteristics and resistance to burn-through, see Test Method D 5048.

    1.2 This test method was developed for polymeric materials used for parts in devices and appliances. The results are intended to serve as a preliminary indication of their acceptability with respect to flammability for a particular application. The final acceptance of the material is dependent upon its use in complete equipment that conforms with the standards applicable to such equipment.

    1.3 The classification system described in the appendix is intended for quality assurance and the preselection of component materials for products.

    1.4 It is possible that this test is applicable to nonmetallic materials other than plastics. Such application is outside the scope of this technical committee.

    1.5 This test method does not cover plastics when used for building construction, finishing or contents such as wall and floor coverings, furnishings, decorative objects etc. In addition, the fire resistance (in terms of an hourly rating), flame spread, smoke characterization and heat release rate are not evaluated by this test. Other fire tests exist and shall be used to evaluate the flammability of materials in these intended end use product configuration.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.7 This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM D 635 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
    ASTM D 8065/D8065M : 2016 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Specifying Plastic Films
    ASTM D 4000 : 2016 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1593 : 2013 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 6394 : 2014 Standard Specification for Sulfone Plastics (SP)
    ASTM D 4804 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Determining the Flammability Characteristics of Nonrigid Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 8033 : 2016 Standard Classification System for Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) (PEEK) Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4976 : 2012 : REV A Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 5025 : 2012 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Laboratory Burner Used for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 5336 : 2015 : REV A Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polyphthalamide (PPA) Injection Molding Material
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