Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D5132-93(1994)e1

Standard Test Method for Horizontal Burning Rate of Flexible Cellular and Rubber Materials Used in Occupant Compartments of Motor Vehicles


1.1 This test method is intended for use as a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative horizontal burning rates of flexible cellular and rubber materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard should be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire-hazard or fire-risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, the results of this test may be used as elements of a fire-hazard assessment or a fire-risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard or fire risk of a particular end use.

1.4 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D5132-93R94E01
ICS Code: 43.040.60; 83.060; 83.100