Standard Guide for Extension of Data from Fire Endurance Tests
|Publication Date:||10 August 1999|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
1.1 This guide covers the extension of fire endurance results obtained from fire tests performed in accordance with Test Method E 119 to constructions that have not been tested. Test Method E 119 evaluates the duration for which test specimens will contain a fire, retain their standard integrity, or both during a predetermined test exposure.
1.2 This guide is based on principles involving the extension of test data using simple considerations. The acceptance of these principles and their application is based substantially on an analogous worst case proposition.
1.3 These principles are only applicable to temperature conditions represented by the standard time-temperature curve described in Test Method E 119. Test Method E 119 is a fire-test-response standard.
1.4 The types of building constructions which are the subject of this guide are categorized as follows: beams; floor and roof assemblies; columns; and walls and partitions. Floor and roof assemblies include such assemblies with ceiling protective membranes.
1.5 The extension of test data using numerical calculations based on empirical data or theoretical models is not covered in this guide.
1.6 This guide does not cover the substitution of one proprietary material for another proprietary material, or materials for which fire test data are not presently available.
1.7 This guide does not purport to be comprehensive in its treatment of non-proprietary modifications of tested constructions. Engineering evaluation or tests are recommended for assessing modifications not specifically covered in this guide.
1.8 The values given in SI units are regarded as standard.
1.9 This guide is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
1.10 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.