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  • ASTM E 1546 : 2015 : REDLINE

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    Standard Guide for Development of Fire-Hazard-Assessment Standards

    Available format(s):  PDF

    Superseded date:  13-08-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-06-2015

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL. 04.07, 2015 Describes the development of fire-hazard-assessment standards.

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    1.1This guide covers the development of fire-hazard-assessment standards.

    1.2This guide is directed toward development of standards that will provide procedures for assessing fire hazards harmful to people, animals, or property.

    1.3Fire-hazard assessment and fire-risk assessment are both procedures for assessing the potential for harm caused by something–the subject of the assessment–when it is involved in fire, where the involvement in fire is assessed relative to a number of defined fire scenarios.

    1.4Both fire-hazard assessment and fire-risk assessment provide information that can be used to address a larger group of fire scenarios. Fire-hazard assessment provides information on the maximum potential for harm that can be caused by the fire scenarios that are analyzed or by any less severe fire scenarios. Fire-risk assessment uses information on the relative likelihood of the fire scenarios that are analyzed and the additional fire scenarios that each analyzed scenario represents. In these two ways, fire-hazard assessment and fire-risk assessment allow the user to support certain statements about the potential for harm caused by something when it is involved in fire, generally.

    1.5Fire-hazard assessment is appropriate when the goal is to characterize maximum potential for harm under worst-case conditions. Fire-risk assessment is appropriate when the goal is to characterize overall risk (average severity) or to characterize the likelihood of worst-case outcomes. It is important that the user select the appropriate type of assessment procedure for the statements the user wants to support.

    1.6Fire-hazard assessment is addressed in this guide and fire-risk assessment is addressed in Guide E1776.

    1.7This 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.

    1.8This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.

    1.9This standard is used to predict or provide a quantitative measure of the fire hazard from a specified set of fire conditions involving specific materials, products, or assemblies. This assessment does not necessarily predict the hazard of actual fires which involve conditions other than those assumed in the analysis.

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    Committee E 05
    Document Type Redline
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM E 1776 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Development of Fire-Risk-Assessment Standards
    ASTM F 1870 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Selection of Fire Test Methods for the Assessment of Upholstered Furnishings in Detention and Correctional Facilities
    NFPA 556 : 2016 GUIDE ON METHODS FOR EVALUATING FIRE HAZARD TO OCCUPANTS OF PASSENGER ROAD VEHICLES
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    ISO 13943:2017 Fire safety Vocabulary
    NFPA SFPE PERFORMANCE BASED FIRE PROT : 2006 SFPE ENGINEERING GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 901 : 2016 CLASSIFICATIONS FOR INCIDENT REPORTING AND FIRE PROTECTION DATA
    ASTM E 1776 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Development of Fire-Risk-Assessment Standards
    ASTM E 1354 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
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