IMO 2010 FTPC Part 5 – Test for surface flammability

Surface flammability testing by IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 5 is to be performed on surface materials to assess their suitability for use in shipbuilding.

The specimen is inserted in the specimen holder together with a substrate. It is vertically positioned during the test and is exposed to a heat radiation panel. The test is conducted with a pilot flame. The time of ignition, the spread of flame, extinguishment of flame, and burning droplets are observed and noted. Also, the following parameters are measured:

  • CFE = critical flux at extinguishment (kW/m²)

  • Qsb = heat for sustained burning (MJ/m²)

  • Qt = total heat release (MJ)

  • Qp = peak heat release rate (kW)

Suitable sample matrices
Products and materials for maritime use
Minimum sample amount
795 mm x 155 mm x d, d < 50 mm (6 pcs)
Quality system
Accredited test method
Method expert
Ville Roininen


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