Oxygen index test equipment for ASTM D2863 is done together with the measurement of temperature index of Plastics. One of the most important tests for LSZH & PVC compounds for insulation and jacket-ting of cable. Does a cost determining test as this index can give you a lot of information about the PVC. Whether you are using or buying from your supplier. A few of them are below.
1) Oxygen index is 29 or 31 you can find 2% of the cost difference between these two points of PVC O2 index.
2) This test basically derives that how far the PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) compound can resist the flame. To get started for burning in normal temp of ambient. This is also called the ignition point.
3) Similarly, Temperature index shows the value of temperature, Plastic requires to get burning flame at a natural level of oxygen i.e 20.8%.
We classify Oxygen index test equipment for ASTM D2863 test as one of the most basic and important tests for cable and plastic manufacturers. It not only provides critical quality data but also information about the costing of the compound formulation.