Work Item
ASTM WK76082

New Test Method for Bench-Scale Evaluation of Flame-Resistant Gloves for Protection Against Fire Simulations (Hand Form Method)

1. Scope

This test method measures the heat transfer through flame resistant gloves mounted on a stationary vertically aligned instrumented hand form which are then exposed in a laboratory to a simulated fire environment having controlled heat flux, flame distribution, and duration. The average exposure heat flux is 84 kW/m2 (2 calscm2), with durations up to 20 s.


flash fire; flame testing; textile flammability; instrumented hand form; flammability testing; protective clothing; gloves; thermal testing


This draft Standard is a result of multiple Task Group meetings throughout 2020. This test method was originally drafted as part of the same standard being developed under WK70964. At a recent Subcommittee meeting, the preference of the Subcommittee was to create two separate but parallel Standards. This is similar to that effort in many ways except this draft standard involves only the instrumented Hand Form in place of the instrumented cylinder in WK70964.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F23.80

Committee: F23

Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-26-2021

Technical Contact: Brian Shiels

Item: 002

Ballot: F23.80 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: F23.80 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: F23 (21-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 032

Ballot: F23 (22-04)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting