Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Apparatus

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

Description:This apparatus, developed at EL, determines material properties related to piloted ignition of a vertically oriented sample under constant and uniform heat flux up to 6.5 W/cm2 and to aerial flame spread on a vertical surface due to an externally applied radiant flux. The apparatus uses a specimen measuring 162 mm x 806 mm. Analysis of the data yields effective values for the thermal inertia of the material, its ignition temperature, time to ignition, the velocity of lateral flame spread, and a parameter related to flame temperature.Scientific Opportunities / Applications:The data generated are used in current fire growth models and as component elements in fire hazard and fire risk assessment. This apparatus is referenced in ASTM E1321 [HTML_REMOVED]Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread[HTML_REMOVED] and in ASTM E1317 [HTML_REMOVED]Standard Test Method for Flammability of Marine Surface Finishes.[HTML_REMOVED]

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
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