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    Standard Guide for Assessment of Measurement Uncertainty in Fire Tests

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  03-11-2021

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This guide covers the evaluation and expression of uncertainty of measurements of fire test methods developed and maintained by ASTM International, based on the approach presented in the GUM. The use in this process of precision data obtained from a round robin is also discussed.

    1.2The guidelines presented in this standard can also be applied to evaluate and express the uncertainty associated with fire test results. However, it may not be possible to quantify the uncertainty of fire test results if some sources of uncertainty cannot be accounted for. This problem is discussed in more detail in Appendix X2.

    1.3Application of this guide is limited to tests that provide quantitative results in engineering units. This includes, for example, methods for measuring the heat release rate of burning specimens based on oxygen consumption calorimetry, such as Test Method E1354.

    1.4This guide does not apply to tests that provide results in the form of indices or binary results (for example, pass/fail). For example, the uncertainty of the Flame Spread Index obtained according to Test Method E84 cannot be determined.

    1.5In some cases additional guidance is required to supplement this standard. For example, the expression of uncertainty of heat release rate measurements at low levels requires additional guidance and uncertainties associated with sampling are not explicitly addressed.

    1.6This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.

    1.7The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.8This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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    Committee E 05
    Document Type Guide
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    ASTM E 535 : 2019 Standard Practice for Preparation of Fire-Test-Response Standards
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 2989 : 2019 : REV A Standard Guide for Assessment of Continued Applicability of Reaction to Fire Test Reports Used in Building Regulation

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    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 691 : 2020 Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
    ASTM E 84 : 2022 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 1354 : 2022 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 84 : 2021 : REV A Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 691 : 2022 Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
    ASTM E 1354 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 691 : 2021 Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
    ASTM E 1354 : 2022 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2022 : REV B Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
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