2019 NFPA 265 Standard - Current Edition
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    Test and select fire-resistant wall coverings carefully. Help to increase public safety using the 2019 edition of NFPA 265.

    Updated to address modern fiber-cement board used for mounting 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.

    Important to public safety, this reliable 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.

    NFPA 265 covers:

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

    Bring your knowledge in line with the 2019 edition of NFPA 265.

    Stay equipped with the latest fire testing criteria. (Print, 26 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    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, 2019 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
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    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, 20 pp., 2015)

     

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