ENV26275 – SE165301
SGS Report Number:
Date of Receipt of Samples:
Date of Sampling:
Wayne Carew Reid
ENV 26275 (SE165301)
15th May, 2017
15th to 19th May, 2017
The samples were analysed in accordance with your instructions. The results and associated information are contained in the following pages of the report. Should you have any queries regarding this report please contact the undersigned.
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Reported by: Dr David Stone
Report authorised by: Dr Peter Novella
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One piece of composite wall cladding (500mm X 360mm)
Division 4.1 Flammable Solids Testing
Flammable Solids (Division 4.1) testing was performed on the composite sample in general accordance with the relevant procedures as defined within the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria (UN Manual (OECD, 2009)). Part III – Section 33.2 of the UN Manual (OECD, 2009) defines the procedures for Divison 4.1 Flammable Solids testing.
The procedure prescribes a preliminary screening test be conducted to determine if, on ignition by a gas flame, propagation by burning with flame or smouldering occurs. If propagation occurs within a specified time then the full test is to be carried out to determine the rate and vigour of burning.
If in the screening test the substance did not ignite and propagate combustion either by burning with flame or smouldering, it is not necessary to perform the complete burning rate test as the substance is not a readily combustible solid of Division 4.1. If propagation occurs and burning time was less than a specified time, the full burning rate test is to be performed.
2.1 Test Modifications
The procedure as defined within Part III – Section 33.2 of the United Nations Manuals of Tests and Criteria (OECD, 2009) prescribes that the sample be moulded into a 250mm long x 20mm wide x 10mm heigh triangular train. The material was cut to approximatly 250mm long x 50mm wide, a rectangular shape simulating the size of material tested as powder or cake.
2.2 Testing Criteria
In regards to a sample undergoing a preliminary screening test, Part III – Section 33.2 of the UN Manual (OECD,2009) states that for metals or metal – alloys a hot frame should be applied to one end of the sample train until it ignites or for a maximum of 5 minutes (if the sample does not ignite). If the substance does not ignite and propagate combustion either by burning with flame or smoulder along 200mm of the sample train then the substance should not be classified as a flammable solid and no further testing is required.
The composite sample was not considered a Division 4.1 flammable solid as the flame and any combustion was not propagated after removal of an intense flame, in contact initially for 1 minute. Refer to the Photographs below.
Table 1: Preliminary Screening Test Results of Division 4.1 Flammable Solids Tesing
|Sample ID||Time Flame Was Applied (mins)||Flame Propagate ≥200mm?||Time Flame Propagate =200mm||Result|
|SE165301||1||No||Flame failed to propagate||Not 4.1|
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2009. Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual of Tests and Criteria Fifth Revised Edition, United Nations Publication, Sales No. E.09. VIII.3, ISBN 978-92-1-139135-0, ISSN 1014-7160.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Devolopment (OECD), 2013. UN Model Regulations UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Good – Model Regulations Eighteenth Revised Edition, United Nations Publication, Sales No. E.13.VIII.1 ,ISBN 978-92-1-139146-6, e-ISBN 978-92-1-056081-8, ISSN 1014-5753.