The Limitations of Flameproofing and the Field Flame Test

We’ve come a long way in the area of fire protection and safety. Due to significant advances in our knowledge and methods of treating fires, we are now more than ever able to protect ourselves from the devastation that fires can cause. However, there’s no one method or system that can 100% protect or prevent fires.  Everything has its limitations. Today we’ll discuss some of the inherent limitations of flameproofing and the field flame test that follows.

Part 2 of the Flameproofing Process: The Field Flame Test

Did you know that flameproofing is really a two-part process? You’re probably aware of the fact that flameproofing involves a flameproofing company coming to your business site to treat fabrics, textiles and other required decorative items with fire retardants. But did you know that’s just Part 1? The second part of this process is the field flame test. This is when your treated items are actually tested for flame resistance. Today we’ll talk about what’s involved in the second half of the flameproofing process.

Common Flameproofing Terms Cheat Sheet

Any time you're a professional in any kind of field, it’s likely that you needed to obtain training and a degree, experience and fieldwork. There are all kinds of terminology and nuances that you’ve become familiar with, which has made you qualified to work in that particular area. This is true of any occupation, really, and in our day-to-day work, we often criss-cross paths with experts in other fields. When they start explaining certain things to us in their jargon or lingo, it’s easy to feel a little out of our element because we just don’t have the same knowledge base that they do. This is often the case when business owners are seeking out a flameproofing company to perform services at their location. Without knowing the lingo, it’s hard to feel confident that you know what’s going on.

Today’s post will give you an inside scoop into some of the flameproofing lingo, an insider’s cheat sheet, to help you know what to expect when you hire a flameproofing company.

What are Flameproofing Best Practices?

No matter what field you work in, in every industry there’s a set of (sometimes) unwritten rules that are known as ‘best practices.’ Experts in a field share their experience and knowledge on what methods and procedures work best and give the best results. The industry of flameproofing is no different.  There are certain ways of performing these treatments that offer the best protection. While it’s not necessary for someone outside the field to know all the ins and outs of flameproofing, as a business owner, it’s a good idea to have some familiarity with best practices so you can be sure you’re getting a quality job.

What's Required for the Affidavit for Inherently Flame Resistant Items

Having a business can be stressful in a lot of ways`- from the very beginning stages all the way to being operational day to day.  There really is no downtime - the ‘to-do’ list creates itself! Safety protocol is one of those things that always need to be attended to. Included in safety is fire protection and flameproofing. According to the FDNY, several requirements are needed in order to be open for business. When it comes to flameproofing, items that are displayed for decorative purposes need to either be inherently flame resistant or treated with fire retardants. Affidavits are distributed to the business owner as proof, and one particular affidavit that’s needed is the affidavit for items that are inherently flame resistant.