IMO 2010 FTPC Part 5 – Test for surface flammability

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IMO 2010 FTPC Part 5 (IMO Resolution MSC.307(88) Annex 1 Part 5) - Test for surface flammability Materials for maritime use are tested according to the IMO 2010 FTP Code (International Maritime Organization Fire Testing Procedures Code). Results can be used for type approval (wheel mark). The specimen is inserted in the specimen holder together with a substrate. It is vertically positioned during the test and is exposed to the heat radiation panel.The test is conducted with a pilot flame. The time of ignition, spread of flame, extinguishment of flame and burning droplets are observed and noted. Also 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)

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Products and materials for maritime use
Minimum sample amount
795 mm x 155 mm x d, d < 25 mm (6 pcs)
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