Material Specifications

Justin Farris, Director 

MEMORANDUM

Date:     January 1, 2017

To:        Division Managers, Institutions
            All Facility Wardens / Facility Heads

From:    Justin Farris, Director

Subject:  FIRE SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS FOR ACA FILES 

This memo is an annual update of required file documentation regarding fire safety information for OCI manufactured products relevant to ACA Standards pertaining to furnishings and bedding materials located within correctional facilities.  The attached sheet contains a listing of the applicable fire safety information OCI used to establish contracts for the purchase of raw materials for products that are used within correctional facilities.

Please retain this information for your files.  You will be notified of any changes in materials specifications as it affects these products.

Attachment:  Materials Specifications Sheet

Materials Specifications Sheet

This certifies that the material used to manufacture products produced by Oklahoma Correctional Industries, as listed below, are specified to meet the following fire safety requirements.


Pillows

  1. Boric acid treated cotton batting is required to meet California Technical Bulletin No. 117 and must pass flammability test California No. 129 and NFPA 701. 
     
  2. Ticking is a synthetic 2-ply vinyl polyester laminate and is required to meet Federal Standard #191 Method #5903, Vertical Flame Test.   

Inner Spring Mattresses and Jail Pads

  1. Boric acid treated cotton batting is required to meet California Technical Bulletin No. 117 and must pass flammability test California No. 129 and NFPA 701. 
     
  2. Ticking is a synthetic 3-ply vinyl nylon laminate and is required to meet Federal Standard #191, DOC FFA-72, Federal Standard #191-5041, 16 CFT Part 1632, FF4-72, California No. 129 and NFPA 701. 
     
  3. Sisal Pad insulator pads (for inner spring mattresses) must pass flammability test California No. 129 and NFPA 701. 
     
  4. Typar sheets (for inner spring mattresses) must pass flammability test California #129 and NFPA 701. 
     
  5. Effective January 1, 2005 - California Technical Bulletin 603, Open-Flame Standard for Mattresses will go into effect.  The bulletin requires:  Mattresses, box springs and futons provide protection against an open flame causing the product to burn intensely.   

Jail Poly Fiber Mattress

  1. Boric acid treaded cotton batting is required to meet Cal. Tech. Bull. 117 and must pass flammability test Cal. No. 129 and NFPA 701.
     
  2. CV Clearview fabric required to meet flame retardancy standards: ASTM D751, NFPA 701-1999 Test 2 Large, Cal. Tech. Bull. 117 sec E, Cal. Title 19-1237.1, and Cal. Tech. Bull. 121.
     
  3. CV Clearview fabric required to meet bacteriostatic resistance standards: CAN/CGSB – 4.2 Method 28.2, and AATCC TM 147-1998.
     
  4. CV Clearview fabric required to meet Liquid Penetration standards: Fed. Std. 191 5512.  

Blankets

  1. Blankets are made from 70% wool/30% man-made fiber.  Wool is an inherent fire-retardant material that is difficult to ignite and is self extinguishing.   

Offender Property Bag

  1. CV Clearview fabric required to meet flame retardancy standards: ASTM D751, NFPA 701-1999 Test 2 Large, Cal. Tech. Bull. 117 sec E, Cal. Title 19-1237.1, and Cal. Tech. Bull. 121.
     
  2. CV Clearview fabric required to meet bacteriostatic resistance standards: CAN/CGSB – 4.2 Method 28.2, and AATCC TM 147-1998.
     
  3. CV Clearview fabric required to meet bacteriostatic resistance standards: CAN/CGSB – 4.2 Method 28.2, and AATCC TM 147-1998.
     
  4. CV Clearview fabric required to meet Liquid Penetration standards: Fed. Std. 191 5512.  

Case Goods

  1. Desks, credenzas, file cabinets, bookcases, etc. are made from a material known by the trade name of Fiberesin.  Fiberesin meets the flame spread criteria for Class C materials.   

Chairs

  1. Upholstery fabrics and vinyls must meet California Technical Bulletin #117, Section Depending on the fabric selected, the following standards may also apply:  BIFMA Class A, UFAC Class 1, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302, New York/New Jersey Port Authority Code Method 191A, and Boston Fire Code BFD IX-1. 
     
  2. Foam used in upholstered products is required to meet California Technical Bulletin #117. 
     
  3. Fiberglass shells used in OCI fiberglass stacking chairs are made of fire retardant resins to meet ASTM D 635 tests and conform to state and federal fire retardant requirements.  

Modular Office Systems

  1. Panel fabric passes ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test, NFPA 701, FAA - Para. 25.853B, New York/New Jersey Port Authority Code Method 191A, California Technical Bulletin #117 Section E (CS191-53), Boston Fire Code BFD IX-1, State of Massachusetts CMR 21.00.  Government Service Administration - Public Building Specifications, UL Test #214. 
     
  2. Fiberglass insulation used in the construction of panels has a UL Class rating and a Flame Spread rating of < 25 and a Smoke Developed rating of <50 when tested in accordance with both UL723 and ASTM E-84 test methods.  Insulation materials also meet the requirements of NFPA 90A and 90B.