Tests undertaken at Ignis LabsAS 1530.1: For non-combustibility AS 1530.2/ISO 11925/UL 94 : For flexible sarking (Flamability Test) AS/NZS 1530.3: For material fire hazard properties AS 1530.4: Pilot test for wall elements and penetrations fire resistance levels. AS/NZS 3837: Cone calorimeter testing for material group numbers ISO 9705: For internal room corner testing ISO 9239: For critical radiant heat flux of flooring material AS 5113: For external wall fire spread ASTM D5630: For plastic core content ISO 1716: For material heat of combustion
AS 1530.2 for Flexible Sarking (Flammability Testing)
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) and many other countries set flammability requirements for materials. The BCA requires flexible sarking type materials, and similar products to be tested in accordance with AS 1530.2 where a flammability index of no greater than 5 is required to be achieved.
The test involves a flexible membrane being fixed to an inclined test rig and subjected to a small flame. The spread of flame and smoke temperatures are measured to determine the flammability index.
In addition Ignis Labs has US and EU flammability test machines, these being UL 94 and ISO 11925.
The BCA requires flexible membranes, referenced as sarking type material, to have a flammability index less than 5 and thickness less than 1mm.
Nine samples are required and are to be 535mm long x 75mm wide.
The test samples are required to be conditioned. This can take up to a week with testing occurring after the conditioning is complete.