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Low Heat Release Upholstered Furniture

Barrier Fabric Compartment Flashover

To reduce the flammability of residential upholstered furniture (RUF), the fire safety community has developed various test methods and mitigation strategies based on the ignition source type: smoldering or open flame. Recent analysis of fire losses indicates that residential upholstered furniture fires are twelve times more deadly than residential fires in general and a majority of the residential upholstered furniture fire causalities occur when the furniture is flaming. 

Created March 29, 2021