ASTM WK43628

    Revision of E1354 - 13 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter

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    Active Standard: E1354 - 15a

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.21 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    This ballot cleans up Figure 1, which contains many meaningless dimensions, such as the length and width of the cabinet, which appear to have been based on the cones commercially available when the standard was first written. These have been removed. This ballot contains no technical changes, but is merely intended to make the apparatus description clearer and acknowledge different physical arrangements for the instrument. Figure 1 lists the distance from the baseplate of the cone fire model to the bottom of the exhaust hood as a critical dimension. This is meaningless, as different load cells may have different dimensions. Thus, this dimension is deleted and a more meaningful dimension (distance from the specimen surface to the bottom of the exhaust hood), is added. (This dimension includes a large tolerance to accommodate testing at different separations. 25mm and 60mm are the most common separations used).


    cone calorimeter; heat—heat release rate; ignitability—radiant ignition; mass—mass loss rate; oxygen consumption method—heat release rate; smoke;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Timothy Earl


    COS (15-07)

    Ballot Item Approved as E1354-2015A and Pending Publication