Surface burning characteristics of interior finish materials and systems
Installation codes require that building products used as interior finish materials are tested for surface flammability characteristics.
UL 723 is recognized as the industry standard for evaluating surface burning characteristics of building materials. As the pioneer of the industry-standard Steiner tunnel apparatus, UL offers unmatched expertise and capability to evaluate building products with respect to UL 723. With more than 100 years of fire testing and certification expertise, UL is a leading resource on fire safety.
Surface Burning Characteristics
- UL 723, Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (ASTM E84/NFPA 255)
Room/Building Corner Tests
- NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth (ISO 9705)
- UL 1715, Fire Test of Interior Finish Material
- NFPA 265, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Wall Coverings on Full-Height Panels and Walls
Intermediate-Scale, Multistory Test
- NFPA 285, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
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