Standard Test Method for
Sustained Burning of Liquid Mixtures Using the Small Scale
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4206; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This test method2 describes a procedure for determining
the sustained burning characteristics of mixtures of flammable
and nonflammable liquids and mixtures containing liquids
with widely different flash points.
1.2 This standard should be used to measure and describe
the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and
the flame under controlled conditions and should not be used to
describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials,
products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However,
results of the test may be used as elements of a fire-hazard
assessment or a fire-risk assessment that takes into account
all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the
fire hazard or fire risk of particular end use.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the
responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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