The main object of this project was to compare the IMCO
method with other available methods and a full scale test
for testing the flammability of the curtain and drapery
materials. 19 typical curtain and drapery materials were
used. As test material the collection contained materials
both safe and less safe in this respect. In 15 cases of
19 (about 79 I) the results were the same in all the
standard tests and in the full scale test. The IMCO test
proved to be somewhat more severe than the other tests.
The BS 5867: Part Z (BS 5438 test 2) proved to give the
best correlation with the full scale test, which may
partly depend on that the same type of ignition was used.
SBN classification (SIS 650082-test) and DIN 66082
classification (DIN 53906-test) gave similar results.
Unfortunately, a light polyester fabric passed in these
tests even though it failed in the full scale test.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Series||Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita|