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    Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  18-01-2017

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This is a fire-test-response standard.

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    1.1This is a fire-test-response standard.

    1.2The purpose of this test method is to determine the burning behavior of upholstered furniture used in public occupancies by measuring specific fire-test responses when the specimen of furniture is subjected to a specified flaming ignition source under well-ventilated conditions.

    1.3Data are obtained describing the burning behavior from a specific ignition source until all burning has ceased, a period of 1 h has elapsed, or flashover appears inevitable.

    1.4This test method does not provide information on the fire performance of upholstered furniture in fire conditions other than those conditions specified. In particular, this test method does not apply to smoldering ignition by cigarettes. See X1.6 for further information.

    1.5The rate of heat release of the burning specimen is measured by an oxygen consumption method. See X1.6.4 for further information.

    1.6The production of light obscuring smoke is measured and the concentrations of certain toxic gas species in the combustion gases are determined. See X1.6.5 for further information.

    1.7The burning behavior is visually documented by photographic or video recordings, whenever possible.

    1.8The system of units to be used in referee decisions is the SI system of units, see IEEE/ASTM SI-10 only. The units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.9This 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.

    1.10Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

    1.11This 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 E 05
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM E 1822 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 1590 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 2280 : 2017 Standard Guide for Fire Hazard Assessment of the Effect of Upholstered Seating Furniture Within Patient Rooms of Health Care Facilities
    ASTM E 1995 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Smoke Obscuration Using a Conical Radiant Source in a Single Closed Chamber, With the Test Specimen Oriented Horizontally
    ASTM E 2574/E2574M : 2017 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of School Bus Seat Assemblies
    ASTM F 1870 : 2016 Standard Guide for Selection of Fire Test Methods for the Assessment of Upholstered Furnishings in Detention and Correctional Facilities
    ASTM D 5537 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM F 1550 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Determination of Fire-Test-Response Characteristics of Components or Composites of Mattresses or Furniture for Use in Correctional Facilities after Exposure to Vandalism, by Employing a Bench Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 603 : 2017 Standard Guide for Room Fire Experiments
    ASTM E 2335 : 2017 Standard Guide for Laboratory Monitors
    ASTM E 2102 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Mass Loss and Ignitability for Screening Purposes Using a Conical Radiant Heater
    ASTM E 3020 : 2016 : REV A Standard Practice for Ignition Sources
    ASTM E 2067 : 2015 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1591 : 2013 Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Fire Growth Models
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 2574/E2574M : 2017 : R2021 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of School Bus Seat Assemblies
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 2061 : 2020 Standard Guide for Fire Hazard Assessment of Rail Transportation Vehicles
    ASTM E 1590 : 2022 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 1995 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Smoke Obscuration Using a Conical Radiant Source in a Single Closed Chamber, With the Test Specimen Oriented Horizontally
    ASTM E 1822 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 2280 : 2021 Standard Guide for Fire Hazard Assessment of the Effect of Upholstered Seating Furniture Within Patient Rooms of Health Care Facilities
    ASTM E 3020 : 2022 Standard Practice for Ignition Sources
    ASTM E 1591 : 2020 Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Fire Growth Models
    ASTM E 2102 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Mass Loss and Ignitability for Screening Purposes Using a Conical Radiant Heater

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    ASTM E 1354 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2014 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2002 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 2257 : 2013 : REV A Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 1354 : 2004 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2010 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2000 : REV A Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV D : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2008 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV D Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2015 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 84 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2067 : 2003 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 2257 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 1354 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 2257 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 84 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 1354 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 84 : 2021 : REV A Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 1354 : 2016 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 2 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 1354 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 2067 : 2020 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1354 : 2015 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2008 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 : REV B Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2012 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM D 123 : 2001 Standard Terminology Relating to Textiles
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
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