These test methods cover procedures for testing electrical
insulating sleeving comprising a flexible tubular product made from
a woven textile fibre base, such as cotton, rayon, nylon, or glass,
thereafter impregnated, or coated, or impregnated and coated, with
a suitable dielectric material.
The values stated in inch-pound units, except for °C, are to be
regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are
mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for
information only and are not considered standard.
This is a fire-test-response standard. See Sections 22 through
28, which are the procedures for flammability tests.
This standard 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 fire risk assessment of the materials, products
or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
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. For specific hazard statements, see
45.2 and 63.1.1.
NOTE 1—This standard resembles IEC 60684-2, Specification for
Flexible Insulating Sleeving—Part 2 Methods of Test, in a number of
ways, but is not consistently similar throughout. The data obtained
using either standard are not necessarily technically
Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for
personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these
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