Accession Number:

ADA355927

Title:

Establishment of International Standards Organization (ISO) 5660 Acceptance Criteria for Fire Restricting Materials Used on High Speed Craft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1998-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

257.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking to develop Cone calorimeter acceptance criteria to qualify linings, combustible components of furniture and other contents as fire restricting materials for high speed craft. In support, a research program was conducted at Southwest Research Institute between August 1997 and July 1998 to develop data for comparing the results of various fire tests. Eight composite materials and one textile wall covering were tested in the International Standards Organization ISO 9705 room. The same materials were also evaluated in small scale according to the test procedures of the Cone calorimeter, the International Maritime Organization IMO surface flammability test, and the IMO smoke and toxicity test. The ISO 9705 room tests and some of the Cone calorimeter experiments were supplemented with toxic gas analysis using Fourier Transform Infrared FTIR spectroscopy. Some of the composite materials were used as framing materials for mock-up chairs and luggage racks for additional tests. This report covers the room tests, ISO 5660 Cone calorimeter tests, IMO surface flammability tests, and Lateral Ignition Flame Spread Test LIFT tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE