Apply the 2019 edition of NFPA 286 to thoroughly evaluate and assess the full range of wall and ceiling interior finish materials.
Also known as the "room corner" test, NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth, provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies and panels that are required to be of non-combustible construction but may contain combustible components.
Vital for testing laboratories, NFPA 286 addresses all wall coverings, including textile wall coverings.
Measurements in the fire test room document the extent of fire growth, rate of heat release, total heat released, time to flashover, time to flame extension, total heat flux incident to the floor, upper level gas temperature, smoke obscuration, production of carbon monoxide, and emissions of other combustion gases.
Access options for substrate materials in the 2019 edition.
This edition includes added options for substrate materials, to allow users to select a substrate based on the intended installation.