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Collins meets California TB-133 Flammability Standards

The country's largest independent Testing Center has certified that the tested Collins seating exceeds all requirements of the stringent flammability standards known as California Technical Bulletin 133, often referred to as TB-133 or CA-133. Compliance with TB-133, the world's most stringent fire test for upholstered furniture, also insures full compliance with the stringent Boston Fire Code as well.

All Collins seating products can now be SPECIAL-ORDERED and specially-manufactured to comply with these flammability and safety standards any time local codes require compliance with these standards.

What specifically is TB-133?

California Technical Bulletin 133 is a very severe open flame test, mandatory for furniture sold in what are called "public occupancies" in the state of California.

In the California Technical Bulletin 133 (TB-133) test protocol, a full scale piece of furniture or a mock up is placed in a specially designed room where the furniture or mock up is exposed to an approximate 16 KW open flame for eighty seconds. The temperatures at the 4 foot level and at the ceiling are monitored constantly. The mass loss of the test furniture is monitored continuously, and the carbon monoxide concentration in the test room is monitored continuously. Smoke opacity in the room is also monitored continuously. The oxygen consumed by the burning furniture is monitored continuously, and the peak heat release and total heat release are calculated from the amount of oxygen consumed by the burning furniture. There are specific criteria for peak heat release and total heat release.

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