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Use the 2015 NFPA 265 to increase safety through proper selection of fire-resistant wall coverings.

NFPA 265: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls describes a method for determining the contribution of textile wall coverings to room fire growth during specified fire exposure conditions. This method is used to:

  • Evaluate the flammability characteristics of textile wall coverings that constitute the exposed interior surfaces of buildings
  • Measure certain fire performance characteristics of textile wall covering materials in an enclosure under specified fire exposure conditions
  • Determine the potential extent to which the textile wall covering materials contribute to fire growth in a room, and the potential for fire spread beyond the room

Coverage includes:

  • Test equipment
  • Specimen mounting
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Test procedures
  • Calculations
  • Documentation

Bring your knowledge in line with the 2015 NFPA 265.

In this 2015 edition, Chapter 9: Test Method was rewritten to provide consistence with NFPA 286: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth. Make sure you're equipped with the latest fire safety testing rules for wall coverings. (Softbound, Approx. 20 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 265 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls, 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Summary of Method
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Test Equipment
4.1 Ignition Source
4.2 Compartment Geometry and Construction
Chapter 5 Specimen Mounting and Installation
5.1 Specimen Mounting
5.2 Specimen Installation
5.3 Conditioning of Specimen
Chapter 6 Environmental Conditions
6.1 Fire Room Environment
6.2 Building Environment
Chapter 7 Instrumentation
7.1 Room Instrumentation
7.2 Canopy Hood and Exhaust Duct
7.3 Instrumentation in Exhaust Duct
Chapter 8 Calibration
8.1 Calibration and Documentation of Ignition Source and Test Equipment
8.2 Calibration
8.3 Smoke Measurement Calibration
8.4 Gas Analyzers Calibration
Chapter 9 Test Procedure
9.1 Method
9.2 Procedure
Chapter 10 Calculations
10.1 Flow Rate Equations
10.2 Smoke Measurement Equations
10.3 Release Rate of Combustion Gases
10.4 Symbols
Chapter 11 Documentation
11.1 Report
11.2 Materials
11.3 Burner Gas Flow
11.4 Time History of the Total Heat Flux to Floor
11.5 Time History of the Gas Temperature
11.6 Time History of the Rate of Heat Release of the Fire
11.7 Time History of the Fire Growth
11.8 Time History of Smoke Obscuration
11.9 Discussion of Performance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Acceptance Criteria
Annex C Method A Test Protocol
Annex D Informational References
Index