These tests measure the characteristics of items in a fire environment.
This test measures the flammability characteristics of materials exposed to a controlled external flame such as a torch. Flammability is defined as the ability of a part to support combustion. This can be determined by the time it takes for a part to become self-extinguishing after removal of a flame, or that the part does not support burning, or that exposure to a flame does not result in an explosive-type fire, or that spreading of surface burning is deterred.
Flammability testing is specified in the following:
MIL-PRF-27, MIL-T-27, MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-2036, MIL-T-7928, MIL-C-15024, MIL-W-16878, MIL-F-18327, MIL-T-21200, MIL-T-21609, MIL-P-21929, MIL-P-24041, SAE AS-1055, SAE J1527, SAE-J1942, API-STD-607, TR-NWT-000063, TA-NWT-000487, GR-487-CORE, ASTM E84-70, ASTM F1387-99, ASTM/ANSI D2863-77, ASTM E84-70, ASTM A-582-88
Fire resistance testing simulates the effects of a real fire. It measures the ability of items to continue to function and not burn in a fire environment.
Fire resistance testing is specified in the following:
API SPECIFICATION 16, SAE-J-1527,
BUREAU SHIPS (ABS) SPECIFICATION, DET
NORSKE VERITAS (DNV) CLASSIFICATION NOTES NO. 6, U.S DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION POWER PLANT ENGINEERING REPORT NO. 3