Flammability Laboratory


Measuring or predicting the flammability hazard of a material is a challenging and complex task. The flammability hazard of any material, be it textile-based or not, is determined by numerous factors.  Standardized test methods for testing flammability are therefore numerous.

We at CTT Group understand the complexity of flammability testing and realize how vital it is for industry, manufacturers, buyers and end-users.  We’ve therefore built an ultra modern FLAMMABILITY LABORATORY within our facility where our expert researchers and technicians perform flammability tests for materials research, for quality control and for industry and government requirements.

Our tests are performed following standard test methods such as ASTM, NFPA, FAA, US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, BOMBARDIER and BOEING.

Our test reports are accepted internationally.


Some of the standard test methods performed at CTT Group Flammability Laboratory include:

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA 258 Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials
NFPA 253 Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux for Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM E662 Standard Test Method for Specific Density of Smoke Generated bt Solid Materials
ASTM E648 Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
ASTM E1354 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter.
ASTM E162 Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source.
Department of Transportation (DOT) & Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 1 Vertical Bunsen Burner Test for Cabin and Cargo Compartment Materials.
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 2 45-Degree Bunsen Burner Test for Cargo Compartment Liners and Waste Stowage Compartment Materials.
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 3 Horizontal Bunsen Test for Cabin , Cargo Compartment, and Miscellaneous Materials
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 4 60-Degree Bunsen Burner Test for Electric Wire
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 5 Heat Release Rate Test for Cabin Materials
DOT/FAA/AR00/12 Chapter 6 The Smoke Test for Cabin Materials
Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F - Part I - Paragraph 4 : Vertical Test
FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F - Part I - Paragraph 5 : Horizontal Test
FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F - Part I - Paragraph 6 : Forty-Five Degree Test
FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F - Part I - Paragraph 7 : Sixty Degree Test
FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F - Part IV - Test Method to Determine the Heat Release Rate from Cabin Material Exposed to Radiant Heat.
Various
Boeing BSS 7239
Bombardier SMP 800-C
California Technical Bulletin 117
ASTM D3675 Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Flexible Cellular Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
ASTM C1166 Standard Test Method for Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessories

With our state-of-the-art laboratory, we can evaluate the following properties:

  • Char / burnt length
  • Afterflame and afterglow times
  • Smoke density generated by burning materials
  • Toxic gas levels generated by burning materials
  • Total heat release
  • Thermal protective performance (TPP)
  • Weight loss
  • Flame spread index
  • Ease of ignition

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