ASTM F3214 - 18

    Standard Practice for Characterization of Fire Properties of Materials Specified for Vehicles Associated with Amusement Rides and Devices

    Active Standard ASTM F3214 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice is intended for use whenever the characterization of fire properties for materials specified for vehicles associated with amusement rides and devices are to be determined. The existence of this practice is not intended to imply that there is a requirement to perform specific testing on amusement rides or devices.

    4.2 The purpose of this practice is to provide designers, engineers, manufacturers, owners, and operators with criteria and references for materials specified for vehicles associated with amusement rides and devices or a major modification of an amusement ride or device.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers material properties related to flammability, smoke products and heat release rates for materials specified for vehicles associated with amusement rides and devices.

    1.2 This practice also defines specific requirements for standardized test methods for determining material properties related to flammability, smoke production and heat release rates for materials specified for vehicles associated with amusement rides and devices.

    1.3 This practice defines acceptance criteria for the material properties of flammability, smoke production and heat release rates for seating, upholstery and padding materials specified for vehicles on amusement rides and devices.

    1.4 This practice includes an appendix (non-mandatory), which provides additional information (for example, rationale, background, interpretations, drawings, commentary, and so forth) to improve the user’s understanding and application of the criteria presented in this practice. The appendix information shall not be interpreted as mandatory design criteria.

    1.5 This practice shall not apply to:

    1.5.1 Materials specified for amusement rides or devices not associated with the vehicle.

    1.5.2 Materials used for the construction of facilities.

    1.5.3 Fluids and lubricants.

    1.5.4 Mats used on water slides or other aquatic devices.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C

    E162 Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

    E662 Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials

    E1354 Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter

    F2291 Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

    EN Standards

    EN‐1021-1

    ISO Standards

    ISO 5660‐1 Firetests Reactiontofire Part1:Rateofheatreleasefrombuildingproducts (Conecalorimetermethod)

    ISO 5660‐2


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.220.50 (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements); 97.200.99 (Other equipment for entertainment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3214-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3214-18, Standard Practice for Characterization of Fire Properties of Materials Specified for Vehicles Associated with Amusement Rides and Devices, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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