Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D3014-04

Standard Test Method for Flame Height, Time of Burning, and Loss of Mass of Rigid Thermoset Cellular Plastics in a Vertical Position

Scope

1.1 This is a fire-test-response standard. This test method covers a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing relative extent and time of burning and loss of mass of rigid thermoset cellular plastics. This test method is to be used solely to establish relative burning characteristics and shall not be considered or used as a fire-hazard classification.

1.1.1 This test method should not be used for materials that drip or melt under the test conditions.

1.2 During the course of combustion, gases or vapors, or both, are evolved which are hazardous to personnel. Adequate precautions should be taken to protect the operator.

1.3 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. A specific precautionary statement is given in 1.2.

1.4 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 materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

Note 1—There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D3014-04
ICS Code: 83.100