What is the NFPA 701 test?
2019-01-16 09:26 | writer: admin
According to standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), many state and city laws require fabrics used in most public spaces (including schools, churches, auditoriums, theaters, etc.) to be certified as flame retardants. NFPA has various standards depending on how the fabric is used. In the case of fabrics, curtains and similar suspended textiles, the applicable standard is NFPA 701: Standard Fire Test Method for Textile and Film Flame Propagation. This test measures the flammability of a fabric when exposed to a particular source of ignition.
The NFPA 701 (small scale) test measures the flame retardancy of the fabric after exposure to flame for 12 seconds. Record the flame, charring length and combustion residue.
If all samples meet the following criteria, the fabric will pass the test:
1.Less than 2.0 seconds after the fire
2.Carbon length is less than 6.5"
3.After reaching the bottom of the test chamber, the sample will not continue to burn
Fabrics certified as flame retardants have been tested and passed the NFPA 701 test.
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