surface spread of flame

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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Product tests include surface spread of flame to ASTM E 84 and BS 476: Part 7 standards - with items being rated from Class 1 to Class 4, the former being the best result achievable - and combustibility (fire propagation) to ASTM E 119 and BS 476: Part 6 standards.
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