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ASTM D4100

1982 Edition, 1982

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Standard Test Method for Gravimetric Determination of Smoke Particulates from Combustion of Plastic Materials

Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, January 1989

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1982 Edition, 1982
  • Published Date: January 1989
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 8
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers a laboratory test procedure for gravimetric determination of smoke particulate matter produced from the combustion or pyrolysis of plastic materials. This method applies to standard-size samples of plastic materials in a slab configuration. The test is conducted in the laboratory under dynamic conditions in a flaming mode of combustion.

1.2 Percent char and total amount of plastic burned at a designated time period are recorded in this test. However, there is not necessarily a relationship between these measurements.

1.3 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should 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 risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.