1.1 This test-fire-response standard assesses the resistance to hot gases and flames of non-mechanical fire dampers or venting devices used in vented (open) construction during a prescribed fire test exposure. 1.2 This test method does not address fire resistance of vented construction. 1.3 The fire resistance of vented construction including non-mechanical fire dampers and venting devices used in fire resistance rated assemblies shall be tested in accordance with Test Methods E119, E814, E1966, E2307, UL 10B or UL 10C, as appropriate for the relevant application of the vented construction. 1.4 This test method assesses the open state fire resistance of non-mechanical fire dampers or venting devices used in vented (open) construction to direct flame impingement, radiation, and hot gases. 1.5 The fire exposure condition in this test method is sudden direct flame impingement. 1.6 This test method specifies the fire exposure conditions, fire test protocol, and criteria to evaluate the ability of non-mechanical fire dampers or venting devices in an open state to resist passage of flames and hot gases prior to entering the closed state. 1.7 Results and information generated by this test method establish the fire performance of the vented construction. The results and information determine the vented constructions resistance to sudden direct flaming while in an open state. 1.8 This test method does not provide quantitative information about vented construction related to the leakage of smoke or gases or both. 1.9 This test method does not apply to vented construction with other components than those tested. 1.10 This 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. 1.11 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered requirement of this standard. 1.12 This 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. 1.13 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
Keywordsvented construction; fire; fire endurance; fire resistance; fire-resistive joint system; through-penetration firestop system; fire-resistive perimeter joint fire barrier system; void; vent; gap; joint; opening; fireblock; non mechanical fire damper;
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Ballot Item Approved as E2912-2013 and Pending Publication