Bench-Scale Flammability Measures for Electronic Equipment.
Bench-Scale Flammability Measures for Electronic
Bundy, M.; Ohlemiller, T. J.
NISTIR 7031; 36 p. July 16, 2003.
Available from:Orders Only) 800-553-6847;
electronic equipment; flammability; flame retardants;
cone calorimeter; UL94; heat release rate; plastics;
ignition; self ignition
An experimental study of the bench-scale fire
performance of 18 commercial polymeric materials was
conducted by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology. The performance of these materials was
characterized using three standard flammability tests.
The ignition resistance, self-extinguishing behavior,
heat release rate, and combustion product yields for
these burning materials were evaluated at two material
thicknesses and are discussed in terms of fire safety.
This report details the first of a two part study in
which the relationship between bench-scale and
full-scale fire performance will be examined. Several of
the materials characterized in this report will be
selected for use in the full-scale study.