ASTM E2187-04

    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This fire-test-response standard provides a standard measure of the capability of a cigarette, positioned on one of three standard substrates, to generate sufficient heat to continue burning and thus potentially cause ignition of bedding or upholstered furniture.

    1.2 This method has value as a predictor of the relative propensity of a cigarette to ignite upholstered furnishings.

    1.3 This method is applicable to cigarettes that burn along the length of a tobacco column.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This standard measures and describes the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat 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.

    1.6 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 6.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E176 Terminology of Fire Standards

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E1352 Test Method for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Assemblies

    E1353 Test Methods for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture

    Other Standard

    StandardfortheFlamma


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.160 (Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 50211502(Cigarettes or cigars)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2187-04

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