Standard Guide for Assessment of Continued Applicability of Fire Test Reports Used in Building Regulation
|Publication Date:||1 August 2015|
This guide contains concepts that provide guidance for assessing the continued applicability of fire response test reports of materials or products used in building regulation.
This guide provides guidance for sponsors and users of fire test reports on the continued applicability of fire test reports. This guide is intended to identify conditions that may cause a fire test report which was valid when prepared to no longer be an appropriate tool upon which decisions about the materials or products can be based.
Application of this guide is dependent on the technical changes in the fire test standard that could impact the test results and thus the classification of the material or product. Application of this guide will be better facilitated when fire test standards include explicit documentation of significant historical technical changes.
This guide does not address fire test reports relating to fire resistance tests.
The determination of the validity of a fire test report is outside the scope of this guide.
Fire test reports or certificates on assemblies are outside the scope of this guide.
Fire test reports or certificates on materials or products listed, labeled and inspected by a certification agency are outside the scope of this guide.
NOTE 1-Certification agencies have their own criteria to assess the continued applicability of fire test reports.
Some concepts contained in this guide may not be applicable to all fire test reports since they are a function of the type of fire test conducted and of the type of material or product assessed.
This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.