ASTM F1958/F1958M - 12 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Ignitability of Non-flame-Resistant Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Method Using Mannequins

ASTM F1958/F1958M - 12

Standard Test Method for Determining the Ignitability of Non-flame-Resistant Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Method Using Mannequins

Status : Current   Published : January 2012

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1.1 This test method is used to identify materials that are ignitable and that can continue to burn when exposed to an electric arc, and determines ( a) the incident exposure energy that causes ignition, and ( b) the probability of ignition.

1.2 The specimens tested in this test method are materials fabricated in the form of shirts.

1.3 This test method shall be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to convective and radiant energy generated by an electric arc under controlled laboratory conditions.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.5  This standard shall not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

1.6  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.

1.7 For specific precautions, see Section 7.




Standard NumberASTM F1958/F1958M - 12
TitleStandard Test Method for Determining the Ignitability of Non-flame-Resistant Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Method Using Mannequins
StatusCurrent
Publication Date10 January 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Clothing, Combustion Properties, Electric Arc Exposure Method, Ignitability, Non-Flame Resistant Clothing, Performance Test, Personal Protective Clothing, Protective Clothing
ICS13.220.40
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages9
File Size150.3 KB
Price£40.00


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