ASTM WK41415

    New Practice for Standard Practice for Ignition Sources Applicable to Electrical and Electronic Insulation Materials

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    1. Scope

    1.0SCOPE 1.1This Practice describes a series of ignition sources that have been used and that are potentially applicable to assessing fire-test-response characteristics resulting from the ignition of electrical and electronic insulation materials or of electrical or electronic products containing such materials. 1.2This Practice is not necessarily comprehensive and it is possible that other applicable ignition sources exist (see also 5.2). 1.3This Practice describe both flaming and non-flaming ignition sources, since the outcome of a non-flaming ignition can be the eventual flaming ignition of these materials or products (see also 4.2). 1.4This Practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool. 1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard in referee decisions. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. See IEEE/ASTM SI-10 for further details. 1.6This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures. 1.7 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests. 1.8This 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. 1.9 The text of this Practice references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered requirements of the standard. 1.10 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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    ignition, fire, electrical insulation materials, wires, cables

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Noe Navarro

    Draft Under Development