A Guide to the Testing and Certification of Flame Retardant Debris Netting

Our 2m x 50m Flame Retardant debris netting is certified to NFPA701. This is a US Standard relating to the certification of fabrics used in public spaces.

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has various standards depending on how the fabric will be used. In the case of draperies, curtains, and similar hanging textiles, the standard that applies is NFPA 701: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films. This test measures the flammability of a fabric when it is exposed to specific sources of ignition. NFPA 701 testing also measures the ignition resistance of a fabric after it has been exposed to a flame for 12 seconds. The flame, char length, and flaming residue are recorded. The fabric passes the test if all samples meet the following criteria:

1.An after flame of less than 2.0 seconds
2.a char length of less than 6.5"
3.the specimen does not continue to flame after reaching the floor of the test chamber

Flame retardant tarpaulins are certified to have been tested and passed the NFPA 701 test.