Fire and Flammability Testing

Fire and Flammability Testing - DEKRA Process Safety

DEKRA’s Fire and Flammability Testing program will ensure your products meet required standards and regulations, as established by many countries to help mitigate the intensity of fires in furniture and building materials. Our Fire Tests focuses on checking fire resistance of mattresses, mattress pads and ticking, upholstery, upholstered furniture, contract fabrics, flexible foams, plastic materials, and building materials, in accordance with international standards, such as CA Technical Bulletins, 16 CFR Part 1630, 1631, 1632, and 1633, BIFMA, BOSTON, Port Authority of NY/NJ.

DEKRA’s Fire testing program for furniture and building materials includes:

  • Cigarette burn tests
  • Butane flame tests
  • Flame propagation tests
  • Ignition resistance tests
  • Material behavior tests
  • Vertical and horizontal propagation tests
  • Flame and smoldering screening tests

Some of the Flammability Standards which our lab conducts testing to, includes:

  • ASTM E1590 Mattresses, ASTM D4151 Blankets, ASTM E84 Building Materials, and ASTM E1537 Upholstered Furniture.
  • California TB 116 and TB 117: Cigarette and Furniture Components
  • California TB 129 and TB 603: Mattress
  • California TB 133: Public Seating
  • 16 CFR Part 1632 and 16 CFR Part 1633 Mattress Flammability
  • BIFMA Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturing Association
  • BOSTON BFD 1X-1 Classification Fire Tests and BFD 1X-11 Mattress Fire Tests
  • NFPA 267 Mattresses and Bedding Assemblies
  • NFPA 260 and NFPA 261 Cigarette Flammability and NFPA 266 Upholstered Furniture
  • NFPA 255 and NFPA 286 Building Materials and Rooms
  • Textiles & Films:

NFPA 701 Flammability and NFPA 705 Field Flammability

  • Plastics and Cellular Plastic Materials:ASTM D635 Rate of Burning /horizontal, ASTM D1692 Sheeting & Cellular, ASTM D1929 Ignition Temperature ,ASTM D2863 Candle-like Combustion, ASTM D3014 Height, Burn Time, Mass Loss/vertical, ASTM E136 Behavior/vertical
  • Plastics Using a Radiant Heat Source:ASTM D3675 Surface Flame/Flexible Cellular, ASTM E162 Surface Flame, ASTM E648 Floor Systems
  • Heat and Visible Smoke:ASTM E662 Optical Density of Smoke, ASTM E906 using a Thermopile, ASTM E1354 using Oxygen Consumption

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