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Classification Test Methods for Flammable Solids.
NTIS: PB 206 463 :13 pages
Ignition and flammability test methods were developed by the Bureau of Mines for use in the classification of flammable solids by the Department of Transportation. A rotating disk ignition apparatus and a flame-spread-rate apparatus are proposed for determining the ignitibility and flammability, respectively, of most flammable solids. Extremely flammable solids, such as pyrophoric materials, are evaluated by determining their ease of spontaneous ignition in an environmental chamber at high-humidity conditions. Data are presented for various representative solids to show the reliability of the test methods for classifying the materials. A classification system is also proposed for use in government transportation regulations.
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NTIS: PB 206 463
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division