Review on four standard tests on flame spreading

C.W. Leung, Wan Ki Chow

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Four flame spread tests on materials and components were surveyed in this paper. They are ASTM E1321-97a, BS476: Part 7: 1997, ASTM E84-99/NFPA 255 and ISO 9705: 1993(E). The scale of these tests, the heat sources concerned, testing requirements, environment, experimental setups, results and classification systems were reviewed. Selected results on materials assessed by the four tests using data reported in the literature are illustrated. Preliminary studies indicated that ISO 9705: 1993(E) is a test suitable for assessing flame spreading of materials and components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalInternational journal on engineering performance-based fire codes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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