ASTM E162 is one most widely used test standard to evaluate the propagation properties of material in USA. The heat resource use gas radiant panel heating and a gas burner ignited. This method is widely used in flame propagation properties of the test material for rail train material to evaluate flame retardant based on the standard NFPA 130, like evaluation train interior panels, ceilings, sound insulation, windows, lintels, seat side panels and other components performance.
TESTECH radiant panel flame spread tester is designed according to ASTM E162 and ASTM D 3675 standards; The device implements test methods to assess combustion properties of the material surface flaming.
During the test, the specimen is exposed to a radiation source and medium-sized burner plate up to 15min, after ignition the sample, record the time of flame front reaches the reference mark. Test, and also record the flue gases released and the smoke production and burning droplets
ASTM E 162: Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source, flammability standard test surface test methods
ASTM D 3675: Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source, test the surface of flexible porous material flammability standard test method