2019 NFPA 260 Standard - Current Edition
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    Test cigarette ignition propensity of upholstered furniture using the 2019 edition of NFPA 260.

    Essential for testing laboratories and manufacturers, NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture provides six laboratory testing procedures for evaluating the performance of upholstered furniture components when exposed to smoldering cigarettes.

    Topics covered include:

    • Test apparatus
    • Test specimens
    • Test procedures
    • Cigarette resistance classifications
    • Safety precautions

    Cigarette ignition of upholstered furniture is a major cause of life loss due to fire in the United States.

    Stay up-to-date with NFPA 260, which includes this edition's substantial revisions to the standard cover fabric and the foam substrate cited in Chapter 4. (Print, 28 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Test Selection.
    1.5 Precision.
    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 Mini-Mock-Up Tester.
    4.2 Decking Materials Tester.
    4.3 Ignition Source.
    4.4 Standard Type I Cover Fabric.
    4.5 Standard Type II Cover Fabric.
    4.6 Sheeting Material.
    4.7 Polyurethane Foam Substrate.
    4.8 Miscellaneous.
    4.9 Air Velocity.
    4.10 Extinguishing Equipment.
    4.11 Draft Enclosure.
    Chapter 5 Test Specimens
    5.1 Specimen Conditioning.
    5.2 Cover Fabric Specimen.
    5.3 Interior Fabric Specimen.
    5.4 Welt Cord Specimen.
    5.5 Filling/Padding Component Specimen.
    5.6 Decking Materials Specimen.
    5.7 Barrier Materials Specimen.
    Chapter 6 Test Procedures
    6.1 Cover Fabric Test.
    6.2 Interior Fabric Test.
    6.3 Welt Cord Test.
    6.4 Filling/Padding Component Test.
    6.5 Decking Materials Test.
    6.6 Barrier Materials Test.
    Chapter 7 Cigarette Resistance Classifications
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Cover Fabric Classification.
    7.3 Interior Fabric Classification.
    7.4 Welt Cord Classification.
    7.5 Filling/Padding Components Classification.
    7.6 Decking Materials Classification.
    7.7 Barrier Materials Classification.
    Chapter 8 Safety Precautions
    8.1 Combustion.
    8.2 Exposure.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Commentary
    Annex C Informational References
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