NFPA 265: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls
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What is NFPA 265?
NFPA 265: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard describes a test method for determining the contribution of textile wall coverings to room fire growth during specified fire exposure conditions. 1.1.2* This test method shall be used to evaluate the flammability characteristics of textile wall coverings where such materials constitute the exposed interior surfaces of buildings and demountable, relocatable, full-height partitions used in open building interiors. 1.1.3 This test method shall not be used to evaluate the fire endurance of assemblies, nor shall it be used to evaluate the effect of fires originating within a wall assembly. 1.1.4 The test method shall not be used for the evaluation of floor or ceiling finishes. 1.1.5* This test method shall not apply to fabric-covered, lower-than-ceiling-height, freestanding, prefabricated panel furniture systems.
This standard describes a method for determining the contribution of textile wall coverings to room fire growth during specified fire exposure conditions, thereby facilitating the selection of fire-resistant materials and increasing safety. Official document scope
What does NFPA 265 address?
This test method evaluates flammability characteristics of interior textile wall coverings, measures certain fire performance characteristics, and determines the potential contribution to fire growth in a room and for fire spread beyond the room. Coverage includes test equipment. specimen mounting, instrumentation, calibration, test procedures, calculations, and documentation. Table of Contents

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