ASTM WK69704

    Revision of E2187 - 16 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes

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    Active Standard: E2187 - 20a

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.15 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager



    bed flammability; cigarette; fire; furniture flammability; ignition; ignition propensity;;


    A recent journal article hypothesizes that repetitive use of the stainless steel shim might lead to erratic results.a NIST performed over 100 determinations using each of four pieces of shim stock, finding no statistically significant difference between the earliest and latest determinations. There was also no pattern of change in the PFLB value as the test series progressed. Since ASTM E2187 requires the performance of 40 determinations per test, language is proposed to limit the use of a piece of shim stock to 80 determinations. a.Guindos, P., Patel, A., and Rodriguez, M.-X.; Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of the Metal-Based Ignition Propensity Test Thermodynamics, Beitrage zur Tabakforschung International/Contributions to Tobacco Research 28, No. 2, August 2018; DOI: 10.2478/cttr-2018-0007.

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    Richard Gann


    COS (20-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2187-2020 and Pending Publication