2 Definition
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2 Definition

 For the purposes of this test procedure the following definition applies.

  Progressive smouldering. An exothermic oxidation not accompanied by flaming which is self-propagating, i.e., independent of the ignition source. It may or may not be accompanied by incandescence.

  Note: In practice it has been found that there is usually a clear distinction between materials which may char under the influence of the ignition source but which do not propagate further (non-progressive) and those where smouldering develops in extent and spreads (progressive).


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