2019 NFPA 701 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Stay up-to-code with the 2019 edition of NFPA 701. Protect the public by avoiding devastating fires fueled by hanging textiles.

    Tragedies show that textile materials used in interior furnishing for public occupancy buildings have the potential to contribute to devastating fire growth. To properly evaluate hanging textiles such as curtains and window shades, testing labs and manufacturers reference NFPA® 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films.

    Properly assess the propagation of flame of various textiles and films under specified fire test conditions.

    The 2019 edition of NFPA 701 details the most up-to-date test methods apply to curtains, window shades, draperies, table linens, textile wall hangings, as well as to fabrics used in the assembly of awnings, tents, tarps, and other similar architectural fabric structures and banners. Revisions in this edition include updates to the burner fuel and to the reporting of flaming droplets.

    NFPA 701 spells out:

    • Types of test apparatus
    • Calibration of equipment
    • Geometry and conditioning of specimens
    • Testing and cleaning procedures

    This comprehensive document is essential for testing laboratories as well as fabric and textile product manufacturers. (Softbound, 21 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 701 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    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 General Requirements for Test Method 1
    4.1 General.
    Chapter 5 Test Apparatus and Materials for Test Method 1
    5.1 Conditioning Oven.
    5.2 Hood.
    5.3 Test Chamber, Specimen Mounting Pin Bar, and Gas Burner.
    5.4 Gas and Control System.
    5.5 Mounting Jig.
    5.6 Timer.
    5.7 Balance.
    5.8 Ruler.
    5.9 Wire Brush.
    5.10 Binder Clips.
    Chapter 6 Calibration and Standardization for Test Method 1
    6.1 General.
    Chapter 7 Specimens and Conditioning for Test Method 1
    7.1 Test Specimens.
    7.2 Conditioning.
    Chapter 8 Test Procedure for Test Method 1
    8.1 Mounting of Test Specimens.
    8.2 Burner Placement and Preparation.
    8.3 Conducting the Test.
    Chapter 9 Calculation of Results for Test Method 1
    9.1 Calculation of Percent Mass Loss.
    Chapter 10 Flame Propagation Performance Criteria for Test Method 1
    10.1 Performance Criteria.
    Chapter 11 General Requirements for Test Method 2
    11.1 General.
    Chapter 12 Test Apparatus and Materials for Test Method 2
    12.1 Conditioning Oven.
    12.2 Test Enclosure.
    12.3 Restraining Clamps.
    12.4 Gas Burner.
    12.5 Timer.
    12.6 Ruler.
    Chapter 13 Specimens and Conditioning for Test Method 2
    13.1 Test Specimens.
    13.2 Conditioning of Test Specimens.
    Chapter 14 Flame Test Procedures for Test Method 2
    14.1 Mounting of Test Specimens.
    14.2 Conducting the Flame Test.
    14.3 Measurement of Length of Char.
    Chapter 15 Flame Propagation Performance Criteria for Test Method 2
    15.1 Performance Criteria.
    15.2 Retest.
    Chapter 16 Cleaning and Water Leaching Procedures
    16.1 General.
    16.2 Application.
    16.3 Accelerated Dry Cleaning.
    16.4 Accelerated Laundering.
    16.5 Accelerated Water Leaching.
    Chapter 17 Reporting
    17.1 General.
    17.2 Material Description.
    17.3 Conditioning.
    17.4 Test Conditions.
    17.5 Refurbishing or Weathering Conditions.
    17.6 Test Results.
    17.7 Final Conclusion.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Guidance on the Use of the Two Test Methods
    Annex C Test Method 1 Information
    Annex D Textile Considerations
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Use NFPA 701 to evaluate textile materials used extensively in interior furnishing for public occupancy buildings.

    To help avoid devastating fires fueled by hanging textiles such as curtains and window shades, testing labs and manufacturers should reference the 2015 NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films.

    Use the latest methods to assess the propagation of flame of various textiles and films under specified fire test conditions.

    NFPA 701's test methods apply to curtains, window shades, draperies, table linens, textile wall hangings, as well as to fabrics used in the assembly of awnings, tents, tarps and other similar architectural fabric structures and banners.

    NFPA 701 spells out:

    • Types of test apparatus
    • Calibration of equipment
    • Geometry and conditioning of specimens
    • Testing and cleaning procedures

    This comprehensive document is essential for testing laboratories as well as fabric and textile product manufacturers. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2015)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 701? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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