This standardized test method used to determine the specific optical density of smoke emitted by solid materials and assemblies during exposure to a controlled radiant heat source. The test maybe conducted in both flaming and non-flaming modes to comprehensively assess the smoke generation characteristics of materials. In the flaming mode, the material is subjected to a simulated fire environment, and its ability to ignite and sustain a flame is evaluated, measuring the amount of smoke produced. The specific optical density of smoke is then calculated, providing critical data for assessing the fire safety and smoke management potential of materials used in various applications, as well as ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards.
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