STP1233

    Using California Technical Bulletin 133 to Measure Heat Release Rate Tests of Seating Furniture

    Published: Jan 1994


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    Abstract

    California Technical Bulletin 133 is a fire test for seating furniture manufactured for use in public buildings. The test criteria of TB 133 have been modified to require mea- surement of peak rate of heat release and total heat release in the first 10 min of the test. This paper has summarized the history of TB 133, the test protocol, and test data from several hundred product evaluations. In addition, the effect of fire blocking materials, upholstery fabrics, filling or stuffing materials, and furniture style on heat release and other test criteria is discussed.

    Keywords:

    furniture, heat release rate, public buildings, fire blocking layers, upholstery fabric, California TB 133, furniture style, full-scale fire tests, furniture style


    Author Information:

    Damant, GH
    Chief and flammability research test engineer, California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, North Highlands, CA

    Nurbakhsh, S
    Chief and flammability research test engineer, California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, North Highlands, CA


    Paper ID: STP12950S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12950S


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