Smoke & Flame

Understanding a material’s propensity to burn and spread flames is crucial for many applications. Smoke and flame testing help designers and engineers understand the safety of their materials when exposed to potentially dangerous conditions. ARDL provides customers with testing to meet federal regulations as well as standard tests for quality, development and material selection. ARDL offers vertical burn, horizontal burn and a variety of other test methods to measure the propagation of smoke and flame properties of rubber and plastic materials.
 

Available Methods

Flame Propagation - Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets

Standard Test Method for Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessories

ASTM C 1166

Flame Propatation - Vertical Burn

Vertical - Standard Test Method for Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessories

ASTM C 1166

Flame Test Auto & Agriculture - Molding & Curing Samples

Road Vehicles, and Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry - Determination of Burning Behaviour of Interior Materials

ISO 3795

Flame Testing - Belting, Flat Type

Standard Test Methods for Rubber (Elastomeric) Belting, Flat Type

ASTM D 378 - Sec. 15

Flame Testing - Lock Strip Gaskets

Standard Specification for Lock-Strip Gaskets

ASTM C 542 - Sec. 8.8

Flammability (External Flame)

Flammability (External Flame)

MIL-STD-202 - Method 111

Flammability - Interior Materials

Flammability of Interior Materials

FMVSS 302

Flammability for Plastics

Flammability for Plastics

Honda HES D 2500

Flammability of Plastics - Parts in Devices and Appliances

Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

UL-94

Horizontal Burn - Interior Materials

Flammability of Polymeric Interior Materials Horizontal Test Method

SAE J 369

Horizontal Burn - Plastics

Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position

ASTM D 635

Horizontal Burn - Polymeric Materials for Occupant Compartments of Motor Vehicles

Standard Test Method for Horizontal Burning Rate of Polymeric Materials Used in Occupant Compartments of Motor Vehicles

ASTM D 5132

Long Term Properties - UL 94 Flame Test - Molding & Curing

Standard for Polymeric Materials -- Long Term Property Evaluations

UL 746B

Resistance to Burn - Solid Plastics

Standard Test Method for Measuring the Comparative Burning Characteristics and Resistance to Burn-Through of Solid Plastics Using 125-mm Flame

ASTM D 5048

Smoke Density - Solid Materials

Standard Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials

ASTM E 662

Smoke Generation of Solid Materials

Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials

NFPA 258 W/D 2006 Material Found in ASTM E 662

Tunnel Burn - Matting, Floor Covering, Insulating Floor, High Voltage Applications

Matting or Sheet, Floor Covering, Insulating Floor (Superseded by MIL-DTL-15562, Matting or Sheet, Floor Covering, Insulating for High Voltage Application)

MIL-M-15562F S/S by MIL-DLT-15562

Vertical Burn - Comparative Burning Characteristics - Solid Plastics

Standard Test Method for Measuring the Comparative Burning Characteristics of Solid Plastics in a Vertical Position

ASTM D 3801

Vertical Burn - Plastic Materials in Devices and Appliances

Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

UL-94