IMO 2010 FTPC Part 7 – Test for vertically supported textiles and films
IMO 2010 FTPC Part 7 (IMO Resolution MSC.307(88) Annex 1 Part 7) Test for vertically supported textiles and films 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). At least 20 specimens (170 mm x 220 mm) are cut in both directions of the fabric. If the sides of the fabric are different, both sides shall be tested. Products treated with flame retardants are tested both before and after ten full cycles of cleaning and drying. The test specimen is placed in a vertical metal frame which is placed in the testing cabinet. The test specimen is ignited with propane gas flame ( 40 ± 2 mm). Preliminary tests are performed for both directions and the worst case of ignition scenario is chosen and 5 further tests are conducted with both directions. An after-flame time, burn through, ignition of cotton wool below, an average char length and surface flash are observed. Test set (without washes) 532€ Test set before and after cleaning cycle 968€
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