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Publication Citation: Standard Operating Procedures for Smolder Ignition Testing of Upholstery Fabrics

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Author(s): Rick D. Davis; Mauro Zammarano; Szabolcs Matko; Roland H. Kraemer;
Title: Standard Operating Procedures for Smolder Ignition Testing of Upholstery Fabrics
Published: December 11, 2012
Abstract: This manuscript describes a methodology to measure the influence of an upholstery cover fabric to promote smoldering mass loss of a small-scale mock-up. The primary test metric is total mock-up mass loss after 45 min exposure to the smoldering ignition source. The testing materials are available through NIST as Standard Reference Material (SRM) 1202: Fabric Smoldering Ignition Testing Materials.
Citation: NIST TN - 1775
Pages: 24 pp.
Keywords: Polyurethane foam; smoldering; furniture; flammability; SRM 1202¿
Research Areas: Polymers/Polymeric Composites, SRM (Physical Properties)
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