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    Standard Guide for Room Fire Experiments

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-07-2017

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This guide addresses means of conducting full-scale fire experiments that evaluate the fire-test-response characteristics of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

    1.2It is intended as a guide for the design of the experiment and for the use and interpretation of its results. The guide is also useful for establishing laboratory conditions that simulate a given set of fire conditions to the greatest extent possible.

    1.3This guide allows users to obtain fire-test-response characteristics of materials, products, or assemblies, which are useful data for describing or appraising their fire performance under actual fire conditions.

    1.3.1The results of experiments conducted in accordance with this guide are also useful elements for making regulatory decisions regarding fire safety requirements. The use for regulatory purposes of data obtained from experiments conducted using this guide requires that certain conditions and criteria be specified by the regulating authority.

    1.4The rationale for conducting room fire experiments in accordance with this guide is shown in 1.5 – 1.8.

    1.5Room fire experiments are a means of generating input data for computer fire models and for providing output data with which to compare modeling results.

    1.6One of the major reasons for conducting room fire experiments is as an experimental means of assessing the potential fire hazard associated with the use of a material or product in a particular application. This should be borne in mind when designing nonstandard experiments.

    1.7A rationale for conducting room fire experiments is the case when smaller-scale fire tests inadequately represent end-use applications.

    1.8A further rationale for conducting room fire experiments is to verify the results obtained with smaller scale tests, to understand the scaling parameters for such tests.

    1.9Room fire tests can be placed into four main categories: reconstruction, simulation, research, and standardization.

    1.10This standard 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

    1.11This 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.

    1.12This 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 1354 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM D 5537 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1590 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM D 5537 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 3057 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Measuring Heat Flux Using Directional Flame Thermometers with Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2014 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2002 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1590 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM D 5537 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1822 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM D 4444 : 1992 : R1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 5424 : 2005 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM D 4442 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 1321 : 1997 : REV A Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
    ASTM E 2257 : 2013 : REV A Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 1354 : 2004 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM D 5424 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1354 : 2010 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1537 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 2067 : 2000 : REV A Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1590 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM D 5537 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV D : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM D 4442 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM E 1590 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM D 4444 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 1354 : 2008 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1537 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV D Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2015 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM D 5537 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1537 : 2002 : REV A Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1590 : 2022 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 1822 : 2002 : REV B Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 2067 : 2003 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 2257 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM D 4444 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 1321 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
    ASTM D 4442 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 1354 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM E 2257 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    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 1321 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
    ASTM E 1537 : 2007 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1354 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2016 : 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 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1355 : 1997 Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
    ASTM E 1321 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
    ASTM E 1822 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 1355 : 2004 : REV A Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
    ASTM E 1822 : 2002 : REV A Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 1590 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 2067 : 2022 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM D 4442 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM E 1355 : 2012 Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
    ASTM E 1822 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 2 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM D 5424 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1355 : 2005 : REV A Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
    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 1537 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Real Scale Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1354 : 2002 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2257 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
    ASTM D 5424 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1590 : 2007 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 2067 : 2020 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1354 : 2015 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 2067 : 2008 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM E 1537 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Real Scale Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1590 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 : REV B Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    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 2067 : 2012 Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests
    ASTM D 5537 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1822 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 3057 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Measuring Heat Flux Using Directional Flame Thermometers with Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
    ASTM E 1354 : 2011 : REV A Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1537 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM E 1321 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
    ASTM E 1537 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM D 5424 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM E 1355 : 2012 : R2018 Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
    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
    ASTM E 1822 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R1997 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 1354 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1822 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM E 1354 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1354 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    ASTM E 1537 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Real Scale Upholstered Furniture
    ASTM D 4442 : 1984 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 1822 : 2007 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 1590 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    ASTM E 1355 : 2011 Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
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