Fire tests for furniture Methods of test for the ignitability of upholstered composites for seating by flaming sources
|Standard number:||BS 5852-2:1982|
|ISBN:||0 580 12842 3|
This standard BS 5852-2:1982 Fire tests for furniture is classified in these ICS categories:
- 97.140 Furniture
- 13.220.40 Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
This Part of BS 5852 describes methods of test for assessing the ignitability of upholstered composites for seating, e.g. covers and filling, when subjected to flaming sources of thermal output ranging from that just greater than from a burning match up to that approximating to four double sheets of full size newspaper, as might be applied accidentally in the use of upholstered seats. It does not necessarily cover ignition caused by deliberate acts of vandalism.
Possible ways in which the standard can be used to indicate the potential ignitability of components in conjunction with other specified materials or where more specific information is required about design features are given in appendix A.
NOTE. The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover.
For assessing ignitability of materials combinations when subjected to flaming ignition sources in the form of butane flames or wooden cribs. Appendices give guidance notes for specifiers and operators.
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