The main object of this project, which is Nordtest-project 116-77, (148-78), was to develop a Nordtest-method for testing the flammability of curtains and drapes. The aim was also to develop a proposalfor classification of the fire safety of curtain and drape materials, if possible.
About 50 typical curtain and drape materials were tested by six known methods. The results were compared with results given by full scale experiments.
In many respects BS 5438:1976 proved to give similar results as full scale experiments. This method is therefore proposed for Nordtest-Method, with some minor compliments. The BS 5438:1976 is included as Appendix 1.
A proposal for classification of the flammability of curtain and drapery material using the proposed test method is included as Appendix 2.
Classifying the curtain and drapery materials belonging to this project according to the proposed test method (Appendix 1) and the proposed classifying method (Appendix 2) is included as Appendix 3.