Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls
What is NFPA 265?
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.
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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.