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UL - 9

UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies

inactive
Organization: UL
Publication Date: 14 April 2000
Status: inactive
Page Count: 22
scope:

These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use

in wall openings to retard the passage of fire.

Assemblies classified in accordance with this standard provide only

limited protection from the transmission of heat.

Tests made in conformity with these test methods will register

performance during the test exposure and develop data to enable regulatory bodies to determine the suitability of window assemblies for use in wall openings where fire protection is required. Such tests shall not be construed as determining suitability of window assemblies

for continued use after fire exposure.

These methods are intended to evaluate the ability of a window or other

light transmitting assembly to remain in an opening during a

predetermined test exposure.

The tests expose a specimen to a standard fire exposure controlled to

achieve specified temperatures throughout a specified time period, followed by the application of a specified standard fire hose stream. The exposure, however, may not be representative of all fire exposure conditions, which may vary with changes in the amount, nature, and distribution of fire loading; ventilation; compartment size and configuration; and heat sink characteristics of the compartment. It does, however, provide a relative measure of fire performance of window

assemblies under these specified fire exposure conditions.

Any variation from the construction or conditions that are tested may

substantially change the performance characteristics of the assembly.

These methods do not provide the following:

a) Full information as to performance of all window assemblies in

walls constructed of materials other than tested.

b) Evaluation of the degree by which the window assembly contributes

to the fire hazard by generation of smoke, toxic gases, or other

products of combustion.

c) Measurement of the unexposed surface temperature of windows.

d) Measurement of the degree of control or limitation of smoke or

products of combustion passage through the window assembly.

These methods permit loss of glass lights and through openings,

provided such loss and openings do not exceed specified limits.

A product that contains features, characteristics, components,

materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.

Document History

July 2, 2009
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use in the protection of openings in vertical fire resistive...
July 2, 2009
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use in the protection of openings in vertical fire resistive...
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April 14, 2000
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use in wall openings to retard the passage of fire. Assemblies...
9
April 14, 2000
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use in wall openings to retard the passage of fire. Assemblies...
April 14, 2000
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
These methods of fire tests are applicable to window assemblies, including glass block and other light transmitting assemblies, for use in the protection of openings in vertical fire resistive...
9
October 20, 1994
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
A description is not available for this item.
9
October 20, 1994
UL Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
A description is not available for this item.
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