surface burning characteristic

flame-spread index

A numerical designation, applied to a building material, which is a comparative measure of the ability of the material to resist flaming combustion over its surface; the rate of flame travel, as measured under the applicable ASTM test, in which a selected species of untreated lumber has a designated value of 100, and noncombustible cement-asbestos board has a value of 0.
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"These panels were tested in smaller-scale sample testing, as per the ASTM E84, for their surface burning characteristics. However, they still caused most of the large facade fire incidents worldwide, including the one at Grenfell Tower in London," Beer adds.
ASTM E84 (or UL 723 or NFPA 255) is the industry standard test method for evaluating the surface burning characteristics of exposed insulation in a building or in ductwork and is a proper reference, as opposed to UL 94.
* UL 723, Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials; and
UL 723, Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, is essentially the same test as ASTM E84 and NFPA 255.
* UL 723 test is for evaluating the surface burning characteristics of building materials.
An alternative would be ASTM E84 (or UL 723 or NFPA 255), which applies to surface burning characteristics of exposed insulation in a building or in ductwork.
All Traffic Lite Protective Wallcoverings are fire-rated for Surface Burning Characteristics and meet national building code standards.
In addition, they are classified for fire resistance (Type X), surface burning characteristics and non- combustibility.
Extensive cone calorimeter testing was used to further determine the Btu heat release, and tunnel testing was used to determine the surface burning characteristics of the Fiberock panels.
ASTM E 84 Test method for surface burning characteristics of building materials
This line is Underwriters' Laboratories (UL)-classified for fire resistance, surface burning characteristics, and non-combustibility.