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  • ASTM E 2579 : 2019

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    Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  29-12-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  19-04-2019

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This practice describes procedures for specimen preparation and mounting when testing wood products to assess flames spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84.

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    1.1This practice describes procedures for specimen preparation and mounting when testing wood products to assess flames spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84.

    1.2This practice applies also to laminated products factory-produced with a wood substrate (see 8.6). This practice does not apply to wood veneers or facings intended to be applied on site over a wood substrate, which are covered by Practice E2404.

    1.3Testing is conducted with Test Method E84.

    1.4Testing for the reporting of the moisture content of the test specimen is conducted with Test Methods D4442.

    1.5This practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool.

    1.6Use 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.

    1.7This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.

    1.8Fire 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 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.

    1.9The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory materials. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered requirements of the standard.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.11This 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
    Product Note THIS STANDARD ALSO REFERS TO Voluntary Product Standard PS 1-07
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM E 84 : 2019 : REV B Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2017 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

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    ASTM D 4444 : 1992 : R1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4442 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2012 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 1554 : 2001 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 1554 : 2000 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2009 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 4444 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 2404 : 2006 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 1554 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2015 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Polymeric (Including Vinyl) Wall or Ceiling Coverings, and of Facings and Wood Veneers Intended to be Applied on Site Over a Wood Substrate, to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    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 D 1038 : 1983 : R1993 Standard Terminology Relating to Veneer and Plywood
    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 2404 : 2013 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2404 : 2005 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Paper or Vinyl Wall Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 7438 : 2013 Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 2404 : 2008 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM E 2404 : 2013 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Polymeric (Including Vinyl) Wall or Ceiling Coverings, and of Facings and Wood Veneers Intended to be Applied on Site Over a Wood Substrate, to Assess Surface Burning Charact
    ASTM D 7438 : 2008 Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM E 2404 : 2010 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 4442 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 1038 : 2011 Standard Terminology Relating to Veneer and Plywood
    ASTM E 2404 : 2015 : REV A 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
    ASTM E 2404 : 2017 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
    ASTM D 1554 : 2010 : R2016 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM D 1038 : 2019 Standard Terminology Relating to Veneer, Plywood, and Wood Structural Panels
    ASTM D 1554 : 2010 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM D 1554 : 2001 : R2005 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2007 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R1997 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 1984 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM E 2404 : 2007 : REV A Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 1038 : 1983 : R2005 Standard Terminology Relating to Veneer and Plywood
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 1038 : 1983 : R2000 Standard Terminology Relating to Veneer and Plywood
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