Combustion of Mattresses Exposed to Flaming Ignition Sources. Part 2. Bench-Scale Tests and Recommended Standard Test. Final Report.
Combustion of Mattresses Exposed to Flaming Ignition
Sources. Part 2. Bench-Scale Tests and Recommended
Standard Test. Final Report.
NBSIR 80-2186; 82 p. February 1981.
Sponsor:Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB81-181919
bedding; compartment fires; health care facilities; heat
release rate; hospitals; mattresses; prisons; smoke
Ten mattress types were subjected to full-scale fire
tests in the earlier part of this project. Burning
behavior was determined and hazard was assessed by
classifying into performance groups. In the present
study bench-scale test procedures were examined for
suitability for classifying mattress combustion behavior
when exposed to flaming ignition sources. Several tests
were examined, and a test protocol was developed based
on two procedures enable the performance classification,
as established by full-scale tests, to be reproduced by
convenient laboratory tests. Details are given for
conducting the required tests and illustrative
performance of some two dozen samples is recorded.