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BS 7176 Fire test to Upholstered Furiture for Non-domestic Seating

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 BS 7176 Fire test to Upholstered Furiture for Non-domestic Seating - Standard Title

BS 7176:2007: Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites

 
BS 7176 Fire test to Upholstered Furiture for Non-domestic Seating - Standard Brief

              BS 7176 specifies requirements for the resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture used for seating when tested in accordance with BS 5852, BS EN 1021-1 or BS EN 1021-2, as appropriate. The levels of ignition resistance have been set after careful consideration of the fire risk of the particular end-use environment involved. These levels do not necessarily reflect the behaviour of the upholstered seating in a fully developed fire.

Upholstered seating for domestic use and transport is not covered by this standard.


BS 7176 Fire test to Upholstered Furiture for Non-domestic Seating - Products Scope

      Upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites


BS 7176: Fire test to non-domestic seating - Test Method

Performance requirements for composites and notes on application of hazard categories A), B)

(When using this table it is essential to consult the notes which follow it.)

Hazard category

Requirements

Typical examples

Low hazard

Resistant to ignition source: smouldering cigarette as specified in BS EN 1021-1:2006.

Resistant to ignition source: match flame equivalent as specified in BS EN 1021-2:2006.

Colleges

Day centres

Exhibitions

Museums

Offices

Schools

Universities

Medium hazard

Resistant to ignition source: smouldering cigarette as specified in BS EN 1021-1:2006.

Resistant to ignition source: match flame equivalent as specified in BS EN 1021-2:2006.

Resistant to ignition source 5 for upholstery composites as specified in BS 5852:2006

Casinos

Hospitals

Hostels

Places of public entertainment

Public buildings

Public halls

Public houses and bars

Restaurants

Services’ messes

High hazard

Resistant to ignition source: smouldering cigarette as specified in BS EN 1021-1:2006.

Resistant to ignition source: match flame equivalent as specified in BS EN 1021-2:2006.

Resistant to ignition source 7 for upholstery composites as specified in BS 5852:2006

Offshore installations

Sleeping accommodation in certain hospital wards and in certain hostels

Very high hazard

Resistant to ignition source: smouldering cigarette as specified in BS EN 1021-1:2006.

Resistant to ignition source: match flame equivalent as specified in BS EN 1021-2:2006.

Resistant to ignition source 7 as specified in BS 5852:2006,

Additional requirements at the discretion of the specifier with high hazard requirements as a minimum

Locked psychiatric

accommodation

Prison cells

A) If a particular premises in the low hazard area is also used for sleeping purposes then consideration should be given to specifying a higher performance level.

B) Upholstered furniture which is ordinarily intended for private use in a dwelling is subject to government regulations.

 Filling Materials Test Extra (UK Fire Safety Regulations)

 
All filling materials for all hazard categories shall pass the relevant test contained in the annexes given in the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. These test methods refer to the earlier British Standard BS 5852-2:1982.It is permitted for filling materials that are layered-up to be tested as a composite filling instead of testing each filling material separately. However, if the composite filling contains more than one type of foam, either in layers or as a crumb, each foam material shall additionally pass the relevant single foam test as specified in Table 2. Any filling contained separately elsewhere in the furniture shall pass the relevant single material test as specified in Table 2.

 
BS 7176 Fire test to Upholstered Furiture for Non-domestic Seating - Reference Standard:

 

-  BS 5852:2006, Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming ignition sources

-  BS 5852-2:1982, Fire tests for furniture – Part 2: Methods of test for the ignitability of upholstered composites for seating by flaming sources 1)

-  BS EN 1021-1:2006, Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette

-  BS EN 1021-2:2006, Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 2: Ignition source match flame equivalent 

 
 
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