Other Testing

TOXICITY TESTS

BSS-7239-88, Boeing Test

This test measures materials and products under flaming and non-flaming conditions for levels of carbon monoxide, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and hydrogen cyanide.

Three of the tested items registered Zero (0) and 80%-90% below the minimum safety levels. Fire Test Report # Omega 15810-103929

University of Pittsburgh Test for Combustion Product Toxicity

This test is performed under flammable smoke conditions in a central chamber using live rats and hamsters to measure the toxicity levels of the product or material being tested. All animals survived the test procedure.

Anderson Laboratories Report # 497

OPTICAL DENSITY OF SMOKE

ASTM E-662-97, Smoke Density Test

This test is used to measure specific optical density of smoke generated by solid materials. Specimens are tested in a closed chamber to both flaming and non-flaming conditions. The test is used by the Department of Transportation in testing foams, fiberglass and other cellular materials. The following materials have been tested and passed the listed criteria. This test method is comparable to NFPA 258.

ITW Foamseal 3/4" foam filters
Fire Test Report # Omega 16288-108753
1/8" fiberglass transit panels
Fire Test Report # Omega SGS 164641-2

ASTM D-3675-98 / ASTM E-162, 98 Radiant Panel Test

This test is used to measure and compare surface flammability of materials when exposed to a prescribed level of radiant heat energy. The test is used by the Department of Transportation in testing foams, fiberglass and other cellular materials. The following materials have been tested and passed the listed criteria.

ITW Foamseal 3/4" foam filters
Fire Test Report # Omega 16288-108756
1/8" fiberglass transit panels
Fire Test Report # SGS 164641-1

ASTM E-1623, Intermediate Scale Calorimeter (I-Cal)

This test measures heat release, rate of smoke release, heat of combustion and heat of gasification (vaporization). The test also measures ignition temperature and critical flux levels; it is a tool that provides necessary data for computer fire modeling. The following materials were used to determine the comparative performance of coated versus uncoated materials used in a controlled house burn and as an R&D tool to determine the relative performance of coated materials.

Medium cedar shakes
5/8" T-111 Douglas fir siding
5/8" AC Plywood
1/2" OSB
5/8" sheetrock
1/2" cellulose ceiling tiles
1/4" mahogany paneling
1/2" steel plate
2" polyurethane foam
Fire Test Report # WFC 98054

ASTM E-1354-94, Cone Calorimeter

This test measures heat and smoke release rates for materials and products. This test provides a reasonably priced screening method for materials and products in a small scale, laboratory condition to check viability of such materials and products to meet fire code requirements before any full scale fire testing. The following material has been tested under this criteria.

1/4" fiberglass panels
Fire Test Report # Omega 15810-102686