Standard Guide for
Locating Combustion Test Methods for Polymeric Materials1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3814; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1. Scope *
1.1 This guide provides assistance in locating test methods
and related documents for determining the combustion properties of polymeric materials used for various applications.
1.2 This guide includes standardized North American and
global test methods promulgated by ASTM, CSA, NFPA, SAE,
Underwriters Laboratories, North American Government
Agencies, IEC, and ISO. It does not include industrial tests,
user specification tests, nor nonstandard test methods. This list
of tests is not exhaustive and the user must assume other tests
may exist for specific materials or applications.
1.3 This guide is arranged according to products and systems.
1.4 The test methods described in this guide should be used
solely to measure and describe the properties of materials,
products, or systems in response to heat and flame under
controlled laboratory conditions and should not be considered
or used for the description, appraisal, or regulation of the fire
hazard of materials, products, or systems under actual fire
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the
responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in 3.2.
NOTE 1—There is no ISO standard similar or equivalent to this guide.NOTE 2—Related IEC and ISO standards are referenced in the appropriate places throughout this guide.
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