Vertical burning test

UL 94 5V test trial arrangement

UL 94 5V test trial arrangement

 

The length of the test specimen is 5" (127 mm) and the width 0.5 (12.7 mm). The test sheet shall not be more than 0.5" (12.7 mm) thick. Flammability classification is granted for specific thickness intervals, for which both the maximum thickness and minimum thickness sheet must be tested. The test sheet is fixed 1/4" from the upper end in the vertical position. The flame of the burner used is adjusted so that it forms a 5" flame whose blue heart is 1,57" (40mm) long. The flame is directed from below at the corner of the plastic sheet at a distance of 1". The flame is applied for 5 seconds, after which it is removed for 5 seconds. This is repeated five times. The entire test is carried out on five test specimen.


The material tested is VI 94-5V classified if:

A) No test specimen burns with a flame or afterglow for more than 60 seconds after the fifth ignition.

B) No material drops from the test specimen.

 

 

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