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
ISO 9239 - For Critical Radiant Heat Flux of Flooring material
The AS ISO 9239 standard establishes the testing procedure for flooring materials. The test involves a flooring sample laid horizontally on the test apparatus. A radiant panel placed at a 30 degree angle to the sample is then heated. The sample also has a pilot flame applied to induce the sample to burn. The spread of fire is measured, and the critical radiant heat flux is determined. The test samples are to be 1050mm x 230mm. In total six samples should be tested.
The Building Code of Australia, through Clause C1.10 establishes the radiant heat flux requirements for materials in sprinklered or non-sprinklered applications. The critical radiant heat flux for sprinklered buildings is to be not less than 1.2kW/m² and for non-sprinklered buildings the critical radiant heat flux is to be not less than 2.2 kW/m²
The test samples are required to be conditioned. This can take up to a week with testing occurring after the conditioning is complete.