ASTM E162 states, “This test method of measuring surface flammability of materials employes a radiant heat source consisting of a 12 by 18-in. (305 by 457 mm) panel, in front of which an inclined 6 by 18-in. (152 by 457 mm) specimen of the material is placed. The orientation of the specimen is such that ignition is forced near its upper edge and the flame front progresses downward.”

NTA is a provider of independent product and material testing services, and we offer the specific technology, A2LA accredited testing programs, extensive experience and detailed analysis of the results you need to give your building product credibility with both consumers and regulatory agencies. We offer several types of fire testing, and here is a demonstration of one of them, the Surface Flammability Test, performed at the NTA Test Lab.