ASTM WK46350

    New Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Fire Simulations Using Instrumented Manikin Head

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    WK46350

    1. Scope

    This test method will be used to provide predicted human skin burn injury for single layer clothing item mounted on a stationary upright instrumented manikin head which are then exposed in a laboratory to a simulated fire environment having controlled heat flux, flame distribution, and duration. The average incident heat flux will be 84 kW/m2 (2 cal/scm2), with durations up to 20 seconds.

    This new method is needed to provide detailed measurements and burn injury predictions specific to the head, neck, and face. This standard will be used to evaluate needed for the testing of anti-flash hoods, balaclavas, face masks, helmets, etc. This will be used to evaluate the performance of flame/fire resistant head gear by researchers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users .


    Keywords

    fire, flash; flame testing; flammability, textile; manikin head, instrumented flammability testing; protective clothing; thermal testing

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    06-04-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Shawn Deaton

    Status:
    Draft Under Development