Flammability Tester performs a flammability test to determine degree of flammability of various materials. it does so by exposing these to different conditions. Thus, this instrument is most suitable for plastic products but does not assess fire hazards.
Flammability Tester complies with standard requirements to test the combustion propagation characteristics of plastics. It measures flame duration and material consumed by sample specimens. For example, cellular plastics with density up to 100 kg/m. The equipment exposes these to a small flame in a vertical orientation.
Flammability Tester Apparatus
This instrument for flame resistance test comes with:
- Bunsen burner according to ASTM D 5025 standard
- Flow meter for gas flow regulation
- Support for flame angle set (0°, 20°, 45°)
- Slide for the positioning of the flame
- Measurement of the temperature of the flame
- Digital Timer with 0.1 second resolution
- Exhaust fan to remove combustion fumes
Flammability Test procedure for plastics
The test standard describes the method of test for determining flame duration and material consumed for small, vertically oriented specimens of cellular plastics of density less than 100 kg/m3, when exposed to a small flame
Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
All fabrics made of natural or regenerated cellulose, as well as many made from other natural or man-made fibers, are combustible. Some combustible fabrics when used for clothing are potentially dangerous to the wearer because of such factors as ease of ignition, flame spread time, amount of heat released, and design of the garment. This test measures two such factors: ease of ignition and flame spread time. his test method covers the evaluation of the flammability of textile fabrics as they reach the consumer for apparel items other than children's sleepwear or protective clothing. This test method measures and describes 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 risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.45 Degree Fabric Flame Chamber is used to measure the damaged area and length to the textile, the flame contact times when the textile has been heated and fused to the stipulated length under 45°conditions.
Flammability Testing Standards
Our Flammability Tester is safe and accurate to assist in flammability testing labs. It complies with EN ISO 11925-2, ASTM D1230, FTMS191-5908, BS EN71-2:2006, ISO 15025, FMVSS 302, ASTM D6413, UL HB, etc.
Flammability Testing of Protective Clothing
The standard ISO 15025 is a good reference to test flammability of protective clothing. It specifies two procedures (surface ignition and bottom-edge ignition) for determining flame spread properties of vertically oriented flexible materials in the form of single or multicomponent fabrics (coated, quilted, multilayered, sandwich constructions and similar combinations), when subjected to a small defined flame. This test standard does not apply to situations where there is restricted air supply or exposure to large sources of intense heat, for which other test methods are more appropriate. This test method is not appropriate for materials that demonstrate extensive melting or shrinkage.
Flammability Test of Automotive/ Car Interior Materials
The testing standard FMVSS 302 or ISO 3795:1989
specificy the test to testfFlammability of Interior Materials. It is used to determine the burn resistance capabilities of materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles. This test is typically performed on materials in passenger cars, trucks, and buses.