Accession Number : ADA305768

Title :   Flammability Testing of Solids Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1974-1975,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Peacock, Richard D. ; Vaishnav, Marianne P.

PDF Url : ADA305768

Report Date : APR 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The objective of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act is to protect the consumer from hazards that arise from a large variety of products. The Act and its regulations have several provisions pertaining to the measurement of the flammability of substances. Some are detailed and explicit; others provide only general guidelines. This report presents the results of a program to provide improvements to particular provisions of the Act and includes test methods that may be used for the testing of various solid materials. An extensive review of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, its predecessor, and the legislative history provides the basis for some specific recommendations for improvement or clarification. Experimental work performed for the improvement of test methods for shredded or slit films, powders, pastes, and granular substances, and for extremely flammable solids is discussed. This report is based on work sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and performed from 1974 through 1976. jg p3

Descriptors :   *TEST METHODS, *SOLIDS, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *FLAMMABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, HAZARDS, POWDERS, FILMS, SAFETY, CONSUMERS, LEGISLATION, GRANULAR MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Physical Chemistry
      Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE