Hot Plate Method for Evaluating Heat Resistance and Thermal Insulation Properties of Materials
This test method is applicable for rating various materials, such as automotive trim materials and insulation composites, for their ability to resist heat transfer, heat degradation, odor, smoking, and exothermic reaction under prescribed temperature.
The purpose of this testing method is to obtain comparative data which can be used to evaluate heat resistance and thermal insulation properties of various materials or composites when subjected to time and temperature conditions which reflect “in-car” situations.
Rationale: This recommended practice has been revised to include additional test procedure guidance, additional details to be reported such as a visual assessment on the materials exposed on the hot place and additional safety information.
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