FLAMING AND SELF-EXTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRCRAFT CABIN INTERIOR MATERIALS.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A study was made of the burning characteristics of some 140 different materials for the purpose of obtaining technical data and criteria needed to support current efforts to improve existing Federal Air Regulations governing the use of cabin interior materials in aviation. Comparative tests were conducted on two groups of materials one consisting of materials now in use in air transport, and the second materials proposed for future use with superior fire resistance. Measurements were made of ignition time, burn and char lengths, flame-out time, burn rate, heat of combustion, flame-spread index, etc. Results of the tests were analyzed to indicate major flammability trends for different material classifications. Practical allowable flammability limits based on available materials technology were recommended for increasing the present fire protection requirements of interior materials. Author
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