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GMW3232

6th Edition, December 2018

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Test Method for Determining the Flammability of Interior Trim Materials



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  • Revision: 6th Edition, December 2018
  • Published Date: December 2018
  • Status: Active
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: General Motors Worldwide (GMW)
  • Page Count: 15
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Introduction

Note: Nothing in this standard supercedes applicable laws and regulations.

Note: In the event of conflict between the English and domestic language, the English language shall take precedence.

Purpose. This test procedure shall be used to determine the horizontal burn rate of automotive materials. Burn rate is determined immediately following an exposure for a short duration to a small flame. The small flame is placed in contact with one (1) edge of the material.

Applicability. The method permits testing of materials and parts of the vehicle interior, individually or in combination up to a thickness of 13 mm. It is normally only applicable to materials and parts within a 13 mm range to the passenger compartment air space.

Testing Frequency. All sources supplying parts or materials to this requirement must perform routine quality control testing to confirm compliance of each lot of material or parts produced.

Lot Identification. Each lot of material shall remain readily available and identifiable, until the tests are complete so it may be retrieved in the event of inspection and/or test failure. Each lot of material shall have a unique identification.

Use of Incoming Material Test Data. When a source location can demonstrate that their process does not adversely affect flammability, the source location may use test data from each lot of incoming material. See 4.1.3 through 4.1.3.2.1.

Remarks. Not applicable.