ASTM-D3806 Standard Test Method of Small-Scale Evaluation of Fire-Retardant Paints (2-Foot Tunnel Method)

ASTM-D3806 - 1998 R16 EDITION - CURRENT
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Standard Test Method of Small-Scale Evaluation of Fire-Retardant Paints (2-Foot Tunnel Method)
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1.1 This test method determines the protection a coating affords its substrate, and the comparative burning characteristics of coatings by evaluating the flame spread over the surface when ignited under controlled conditions in a small tunnel. This establishes a basis for comparing surface-burning characteristics of different coatings without specific consideration of all the end-use parameters that might affect surface-burning characteristics under actual fire conditions.

1.2 In addition to the experimental flame spread rate, the weight of panel consumed, time of afterflaming and afterglow, char dimensions and index, and height of intumescence may be measured in this test. However, a relationship should not be presumed among these measurements.

1.3 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions, and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

fire-retardant; flame spread; paints; tunnel method ;; ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

06.01 (Paint -- Tests for Chemical, Physical, and Optical Properties; Appearance)

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13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products)

87.040 (Paints and varnishes Including coating powders, paint coatings and protective paint systems)

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Document Number

ASTM-D3806-98(2016)

Revision Level

1998 R16 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Reapproval

Publication Date

Dec. 1, 2016

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

6 pages

Committee Number

D01.21