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1.1 This test method provides a means to identify blanket fabrics which ignite easily and propagate flame across the surface.
1.2 This test method specifies the procedures described in the "Voluntary Blanket Flammability Standard" which has been used by the blanket industry in the United States since 1972.
1.3 This test method should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1230 Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D3411 Test Method for Flammability of Textile Materials
Federal SpecificationNNN-P-40b Available from Standardization Documents
ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)
UNSPSC Code 52121508(Blankets); 41116303(Flammability tester)
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ASTM D4151-92(2001), Standard Test Method for Flammability of Blankets (Withdrawn 2010), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top