Does TB 117 apply to outdoor furniture?
Does TB 117 apply to outdoor furniture?
to Comply with TB 117-2013 or SB 1019 i Cushions and pads that only will be used outdoors. i Articles with a smooth surface containing no more than one-half inch of filling material (as long as the article does not have a horizontal surface meeting a vertical surface) are exempt.
What is CAL 117 fire code?
California Technical Bulletin 117, otherwise known as CAL 117 for short, is a regulation that sets the standard for upholstered furniture flammability in the furniture industry. CAL 117 requires that certain materials that are used in residential furniture pass both an open flame and smolder test.
What does TB 117-2013 compliant mean?
flammability of upholstered furniture
Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB117-2013) TB117-2013 is a new regulation for the flammability of upholstered furniture in California. It replaces the 1975 standard, Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117).
What is the difference between CAL 117 and CAL 133?
While CAL 117 tests for upholstery flammability, CAL 133 tests the entire product. California Bulletin 133 regulations also differ in that they are specific to furniture that will be used in public spaces, including privately owned offices of ten or more people and government buildings.
What NFPA 701?
NFPA 701 is the most standard methods of fire tests for flame propagation of textiles and films. This test has two test methods based on fabric density.
What does NFPA 260 mean?
The NFPA 260 test is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that measures the burning properties, or fire resistance, of upholstered furniture that may be exposed to cigarette ignition.
Does upholstery fabric need to be fire retardant?
Fabrics that are not rated can only be used for upholstery if they are first chemically treated with a fire retardant treatment. The fabric can withstand a naked flame test. Match tested fabrics meet the regulations for normal domestic upholstery.
Do pillows need to be fire retardant?
The furniture regulations do not encompass fire resistance requirements for cover fabric and ticking of bed-bases and mattresses. The regulations do not apply to the decorative cover of pillows, scatter cushions and seat pads or to covers for these items which are sold separately.
What is the focus of Cal 133 TB 133 in the specification of furniture?
The TB 133 Test Procedure The TB 133 test measures the amount of heat generated by the combustion of the furniture system (or alternatively, the rate of heat generation). Smoke opacity, carbon monoxide generation and temperature are also measured, along with the weight loss of the furniture system due to combustion.
What NFPA 703?
NFPA 703, Standard for Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials, provides code enforcers and AHJs, engineers, producers, and architects with the information you need to make the correct decisions in your work.
What NFPA 260?
NFPA 260 – Cigarette Ignition Resistance Standard methods of tests and classification system for cigarette ignition resistance of components of upholstered furniture.
What is Cal 117-2013 (TB117-2013)?
California adopted Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013), eliminating the open flame test and giving manufacturers the option of smolder resistant fabrics or barriers beneath the fabrics. SOFFA requires that manufacturers meet Cal 117-2013 for products that ship to all states.
How do you pass California Technical Bulletin 133?
California Technical Bulletin 133: Test Method: A square gas burner is placed on the test furniture. It is ignited and burns for 80 seconds. Standard to Pass: Measurements of temperature, mass loss of the furniture, concentrations of carbon dioxide, unburned hydrocarbons and opacity of smoke are made.
What is Cal 117 and why is it important?
Cal 117 is primarily concerned with the removal of anything that might cause cancer. It is similar to prop 65 and CARB compliance. California TB 117-2013 has the number 2013 because it came out in 2013. There have been other versions of Cal 117 in the past. When getting requests for indoor commercial furniture, we often get asked about Cal 117.
Does your furniture pass the Cal 117 Test?
I think one of the things that makes the CAL 117 test different from many of the other tests is that 117 is a component test. You need to test each component and each component of the furniture will either pass or fail. For instance our vinyl passes cal 117. Our foam passes cal 117.