flametest

Testing

Here is a partial listing of tests and preconditioning currently performed at Sturges. If you have a particular requirement, please let us know and we will gladly look into performing that test here or we can subcontract that to an approved test facility.

 

 

 

TEST STANDARD OR METHOD USED
Static Load
Tensile
Federal Test Method Standard 191A, Textile Test Method 4108
Dynamic Load
Activation
ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 6′ Requirement &
ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 12′ Requirement
EN 355:2002 (E)
CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05, CLASS E4
CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05, CLASS E6
Flammability
of Interior Materials
(Horizontal
Burn Rate)
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 571.302 Standard 302
Vertical Flame Resistance Federal Test Method Standard 191A, Textile Test Method 5903.1 per NFPA 1971, 2013 Edition, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting
Heat Resistance NFPA 1981, 2013 Revision, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services
Shrinkage
Resistance
NFPA 1971, 2013 Edition, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting
Elongation Federal Test Method Standard 191A, Textile Test Method 6016Autoliv ASP, RS5181
Yarn Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 6611 – 00
Webbing Abrasion Resistance Federal Test Method 5309
SPECIMEN CONDITIONING PRIOR TO TESTING STANDARD OR METHOD USED
Severe Cold (-35ºC, -31ºF) CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05 & ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013
Frozen CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05
Elevated Temperature (45ºC, 113ºF) CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05 & ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013
Wet CAN/CSA-Z259.11-05 & ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013