NFPA 261: Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Materi

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Head off fires. Measure flammability risks using the test methods for mock-up upholstered furniture in the 2013 NFPA 261.

Cigarette ignition of upholstered furniture is a major cause of life loss due to fire in the United States. The 2013 NFPA 261: Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes provides the latest laboratory testing procedures for evaluating how resistant to ignition mock-up upholstered furniture is when exposed to smoldering cigarettes under specified conditions.

Topics addressed include:

  • Test apparatus
  • Conditioning
  • Test specimens
  • Testing procedures
  • Safety precautions
  • Reporting

Essential for testing laboratories and manufacturers, the 2013 NFPA 261 specifies a new type of cigarette for the ignition source because the cigarette traditionally used is no longer available. (Softbound, 10 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 261 Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes 2013 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 (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Test Apparatus
4.1 Mock-Ups
4.2 Ignition Source
4.3 Sheeting Material
4.4 Test Area
4.5 Extinguishing Equipment
4.6 Miscellaneous
Chapter 5 Conditioning
5.1 General
Chapter 6 Test Specimens
6.1 General
6.2 Loose Seat Cushions
6.3 Decks
6.4 Tight Seat
6.5 Side and Back Panels
6.6 Bolsters
6.7 Tops of Armrests and Backs
Chapter 7 Testing Procedures
7.1 Mock-Up Test Sample
7.2 Cigarette Locations
7.3 Crevice Location
7.4 Test Cigarette
7.5 Seat Cushion
7.6 Number of Test Cigarettes
7.7 Test Acceptance
7.8 Ignition
7.9 Char Length Measurement
7.10 Testing Environment
Chapter 8 Safety Precautions
8.1 Test Termination
8.2 Exposure
Chapter 9 Reporting
9.1 Reporting
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Commentary
Annex C Informational References
Index