Accession Number : ADA307201

Title :   The Development of a Flammability Test Method for Aircraft Blankets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Cahill, Patricia

PDF Url : ADA307201

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Flammability testing of aircraft blankets was conducted in order to develop a fire performance test method and performance criteria for blankets supplied to commercial aircraft operators. Aircraft blankets were subjected to vertical Bunsen burner testing, 4-ply vertical testing, full-scale match and cigarette testing, and single- and 4-ply horizontal testing. It was found that the 4-ply horizontal test correlates well with the full-scale match tests, produces consistent test results, and realistically evaluates ease of ignition.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *FIRES, *FLAMMABILITY, *BLANKETS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMMERCE, AIRCRAFT, PERFORMANCE TESTS, TEST METHODS, CONSISTENCY, IGNITION, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), BURNERS.

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE