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  • ASTM E 2404 : 2017

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    Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Polymeric (Including Vinyl) and Wood Wall or Ceiling Coverings, Facings and Veneers, to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  13-01-2023

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  26-07-2017

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This practice describes procedures for specimen preparation and mounting when testing textile, paper, vinyl, expanded vinyl or other polymeric wall or ceiling covering materials to assess flame spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84.

    1.2This practice applies also to facings or wood veneers intended to be applied on site over a wood substrate (see 8.7).

    1.3This practice applies also to water-resistive barriers that are used as a component of exterior wall systems, as part of the exterior envelope (see 3.2.10 and 8.9).

    1.4This practice does not apply to the following:

    1.4.1Laminated products factory produced with a wood substrate, which are covered by Practice E2579.

    1.4.2Water-resistive barriers comprised of foam plastic materials contained within the wall system (see 5.3.1).

    1.4.3Water vapor retarders used, in conjunction with thermal insulation, on the interior or exterior side of an exterior wall (see 3.2.11 and 5.3.1).

    1.5Testing is conducted with Test Method E84.

    1.6This practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool.

    1.7Use the values stated in inch-pound units as the standard, in referee decisions. The values in the SI system of units are given in parentheses, for information only; see IEEE/ASTM SI-10 for further details.

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

    1.9Fire testing of products and materials is inherently hazardous, and adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests. Fire testing involves hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard gives instructions on specimen preparation and mounting, but the fire-test-response method is given in Test Method E84. See also Section 10.

    1.10This 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.

    1.11The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered requirements of the standard.

    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 Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM E 84 : 2019 : REV B Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2579 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM F 793/F793M : 2020 Standard Classification of Wall Coverings by Use Characteristics
    ASTM F 793/F793M : 2015 Standard Classification of Wall Coverings by Use Characteristics

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    ASTM E 2579 : 2011 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2573 : 2012 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2579 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2579 : 2020 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2579 : 2007 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM C 1186 : 1991 Standard Specification for Flat Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM E 2573 : 2007 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2579 : 2021 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 2573 : 2007 : REV A Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 84 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2579 : 2015 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 84 : 2022 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM C 1396/C1396M : 2017 Standard Specification for Gypsum Board
    ASTM E 2579 : 2013 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 84 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 84 : 2021 : REV A Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2573 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM E 2573 : 2017 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 176 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 2 Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM C 1186 : 2002 Standard Specification for Flat Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM C 1186 : 2008 : R2012 Standard Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM C 1186 : 1999 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Flat Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM C 1186 : 2022 Standard Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM C 1186 : 2008 : R2016 Standard Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM E 176 : 2021 : REV A Standard Terminology of Fire Standards
    ASTM C 1186 : 2007 Standard Specification for Flat Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM C 1186 : 2008 Standard Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets
    ASTM E 2579 : 2012 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
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