Work Item
ASTM WK68547

Revision of E162-16 Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

Keywords

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Rationale

Rationale part 1: It has been discussed at the last few Task Group meetings that the refractory radiant panel is no longer available and there has been a move to a non-refractory panel in a steel frame. This revision proposes to allow the new panel to be used. Rationale part 2: The purpose of this proposed revision is to clarify that the stack temperature average is to be achieved either by connecting the thermocouples in parallel or an average of the individual thermocouples. This reflects existing common practice. Rationale part 3: It has been discussed at the last few Task Group meetings that as long as the 5 minute time between conditioning and placement on the framework is followed, there is no need to place the specimen in a vapor barrier jacket.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22

Committee: E05

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-04-2019

Technical Contact: Dwayne Sloan