ASTM WK72823

    New Test Method for Flammability of Electrical Insulating Materials Intended for Wires or Cables When Burning in a Vertical Configuration

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    WK72823

    1. Scope

    1. Scope 1.1 This is a fire-test-response standard. 1.2 This fire test method is applicable to the electrical insulation materials intended for wires or cables. 1.3 The ignition source is a gas burner fueled by methane or natural gas. 1.4 Use the SI system of units in referee decisions; see IEEE/ASTM SI-10. The inch-pound units given in brackets are for information only. 1.5 This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products or assemblies under actual fire conditions. 1.6 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests. 1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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.


    Keywords

    cable, electrical insulation, flame spread, flaming materials, vertical flame spread, wire

    Rationale

    This flammability test is hidden within 2 product standards with differences (D2633 and D3032) and required by several other product standards.

    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:
    04-30-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Marcelo Hirschler

    Item:
    002

    Ballot:
    D09.17 (20-02)

    Status:
    In Balloting