EPA Method 1030

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EPA Method 1030:
IGNITABILITY OF SOLIDS

Summary:
In a preliminary test, the test material is formed into an unbroken strip or powder train 250 mm in length. An ignition source is applied to one end of the test material to determine whether combustion will propagate along 200 mm of the strip within a specified time period. Materials that propagate burning along a 200 mm strip within the specified time period are then subjected to a burning rate test. Materials that do not ignite or propagate combustion as described above do not require further testing. In the burning rate test, the burning time is measured over a distance of 100 mm and the rate of burning is determined. The test method described here is based on the test procedure adopted by the Department of Transportation from the United Nations regulations for the international transportation of dangerous goods and is contained in Appendix E to Part 173 of 49 CFR.

Scope:
This method is suitable for the determination of the ignitability of solids and is appropriate for pastes, granular materials, solids that can be cut into strips, and powdery substances. This method may be used to meet certain regulatory applications; with respect to the characteristic of ignitability in CFR ? 261.21, this method may be used, but is not required, to determine whether a solid waste ?when ignited, burns so vigorously and persistently that it creates a hazard.? If it is impractical to perform the test because of the physical form of the sample, generator knowledge should be used to determine the ignitability hazard posed by the material.

Test Description:
Ignitability of Soli

Report Number:
SW-846 Ch 6