EVALUATION OF EXISTING FLAMMABILITY TEST METHODS BY COMPARISON OF THE FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERIOR MATERIALS

Twenty aircraft materials representing a cross section of the interior of a wide-bodied passenger compartment were tested by five laboratory test methods for comparability. The five test methods utilized were: (1) Radiant Panel, (2) Rate of Heat Release, (3) Vertical Bunsen Burner, (4) Limited Oxygen Index, and (5) Thermogravimetric Analysis. Correlation of the results obtained from the five test methods were made for ignitability, flame spread, heat release, performance, heat flux exposure, and ranking of materials by performance. Heat release data obtained from the Rate of Heat Release Apparatus and the E-162 radiant panel indicate the best correlation for panels. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Nicholas, E B
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-46 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM