Working Group Details
D15W/1202_WG - Flame Propagation Testing Working Group
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This standard provides protocols for exposing cables or splices/connectors 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, fiber, and spliced cables.
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.