Posted on 11/06/2020 in Fire Safety Regulatory 2020
NIST relaunches standard testing cigarette

The original 2010 production of SRM 1196 testing cigarettes lasted less long than expected because of increasing demand for fire testing. NIST, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, has produced a new supply of the testing cigarette (1196a), designed to be the same. It differs from commercial ciga-rettes in order to provide a stronger and more stable ignition source for testing. NIST also provides SRM 1082 to support manufacturers of self-extinguishing cigarettes. NIST underline that one in thirty-one smoking-related home fires results in death.

“NIST Releases a New Standard Cigarette for Testing the Flammability of Mattresses and Furniture”, NIST 19 February 2020

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