ASTM WK46555

    New Practice for Standard Ignition Sources

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.33 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This Practice describes a series of ignition sources that have been used and that are potentially applicable to assessing fire-test-response characteristics resulting from the ignition of materials or of products. 1.2This Practice is not necessarily comprehensive and it is possible that other applicable ignition sources exist. 1.3This Practice describe both flaming and non-flaming ignition sources, since the outcome of a non-flaming ignition can be the eventual flaming ignition of these materials or products. 1.4This Practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool. 1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard in referee decisions. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. See IEEE/ASTM SI-10 for further details. 1.6This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures. 1.7 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

    The subcommittee considers this a needed resource


    Ignition, fire, test method

    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:

    Technical Contact:
    Marcelo Hirschler

    Draft Under Development