ASTM WK43516

    Revision of E648 - 10e1 Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

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    Active Standard: E648 - 14c

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The report section contains non-mandatory language. Section 14.1.5 allows reporting of individual values of critical radiant flux. The individual values are already being measured (to compute the average), so there is no additional work involved. The individual values should be reported for completeness, as they are in NFPA 253.


    critical radiant flux; fire; floor-covering systems; radiant panel; Horizontally-mounted floor-covering systems; Radiant heat exposure/testing; Simulated concrete structural floor; Critical radiant flux; Emittance; Fire testing--floors/flooring materials; Flaming ignition; Flammability--floors/flooring systems; Flooring/floor covering systems; Graded radiant heat energy; Heating tests--building products;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Timothy Earl


    COS (14-07)

    Ballot Item Approved as E648-2014C and Pending Publication