This fire-test-response standard measures the corrosive effect by loss of metal from the combustion products of materials, components, or products.
This test method provides corrosion results of product and material specimens limited to a maximum size of 100 by 100 mm in area and 50 mm thick.
Additional information regarding the targets, the test conditions, and test limitations is provided in the annex.
The results of this test method have not been investigated with respect to correlation to actual fires.
An ISO standard exists, as developed by ISO TC 61 (Plastics), subcommittee 4 (on burning behavior), which is technically very similar to this test method and is designated ISO 11907-4.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. (See SI10)
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.
Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.
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 Section 7.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard