Standardization of cable flame propagation testing is beneficial to cable manufacturers, distributors, and users. Uniform procedures; consistent, repeatable results; and measurable test acceptance criteria are required to allow comparisons among competing products and to allow selection of the correct product for the application.
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Standard for Testing Flame-Propagation and Smoke Generation of Cables
This standard provides protocols for exposing cables to a theoretical 20 kW (70 000 Btu/h) flaming ignition source for a 20 min test duration. The test determines the flame propagation tendency and optionally, smoke generation, of power, signal, and fiber cables.
IEEE Standard for Flame-Propagation Testing of Wire and Cable - Corrigendum 1
Corrected English unit conversions are included in this corrigendum to IEEE Std 1202-2006.