NFPA 287: Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Flammability of Materials in Cleanrooms Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)
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What is NFPA 287?
NFPA 287: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall determine and quantify the flammability characteristics of materials containing polymers that are used in cleanroom applications. 1.1.1.1 The propensity of these materials to support fire propagation, as well as other flammability characteristics, are quantified by means of a fire propagation apparatus. 1.1.1.2 Measurements obtained include time to ignition (tign), chemical (Qchem), and convective (Qc)heat release rates, mass loss rates m, and smoke extinction coefficient (D). 1.1.2 This standard includes the following separate test methods: (1) The ignition test, which shall be used for the determination of tign (2) The combustion test, which shall be used for the determination of Qchem, Qc, m, and D (3) The fire propagation test, which shall be used for the determination of Qchem from burning of a vertical specimen
This standard helps in evaluating the suitability of materials containing polymers that are used in cleanroom applications by using a fire propagation apparatus to determine the propensity of these materials to support fire propagation, as well as other flammability characteristics. Official document scope
What does NFPA 287 address?
Measurements obtained include time to ignition, chemical, and convective heat release rates, mass loss rates, and smoke extinction coefficient. This standard is composed of three separate test methods: the ignition test, the combustion test, and the fire propagation test.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 287, 2012 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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