Mini-Matt Flammability and Its Relation to Full-Scale Mattress Flammability
Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Roy A. McLane
Mini-mattresses of a size used for commercial display, were subjected to a pair of NIST-developed gas burners and the resulting heat release behavior was recorded. Peak heat release rate and time to peak for five sample designs were compared to the full-scale bed fire behavior (based on burning bed clothes). Design-independent and design-dependent correlations between the mini-matts and full-scale were sought. The more useful of these, a design-independent correlation, was found but it is coarse due to materials and design-induced scatter in the results.
and McLane, R.
Mini-Matt Flammability and Its Relation to Full-Scale Mattress Flammability, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
(Accessed February 29, 2024)