ASTM WK30772

    New Guide for Standard Guide for the Field Installation of Firestop Systems

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    WK30772

    1. Scope

    Introduction When a trade penetrates a fire-rated barrier with a service element such as a pipe, duct, or wire, there may be multiple trades involved with the process of restoring the hourly rating of the breached barrier. Often the trade responsible for sealing the penetrant may not be the trade that created the original opening (e.g. a firestop contractor sealing the opening around a pipe installed by a plumber). A Guide is necessary to provide helpful information to those that create the opening, install the service through the opening, install firestop for the opening, and those charged with the inspection. The goal behind developing this Guide is to alleviate problems by creating an industry recognized, consensus document that provides information on best practices.

    When a trade penetrates a fire-rated barrier with a service element such as a pipe, duct, or wire, there may be multiple trades involved with the process of restoring the hourly rating of the breached barrier. Often the trade responsible for sealing the penetrant may not be the trade that created the original opening (e.g. a firestop contractor sealing the opening around a pipe installed by a plumber). A guide is necessary to provide helpful information to both those that design or create the opening and those responsible for sealing the opening. The waterproofing industry has ASTM C1193, which is chock full of good information applicable to the use of joint sealants, but it lacks some of the detail necessary to make it truly useful to the firestopping community. For example, occasionally a pipe may be installed by a plumber that is subjected to water hammer or vibration. If the pipe were installed in a sleeve that provided insufficient annular space to accommodate the vibration, despite the best efforts of the person sealing the opening with caulk or putty, the seal could easily crack or fail. The goal behind developing this document is to alleviate problems such as these by creating an industry recognized, consensus document that provides information on best practices.


    Keywords

    firestop; guide; movement; packing material; firestop installation;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    10-26-2010

    Technical Contact:
    Yanwei Cen

    Item:
    012

    Ballot:
    E06.21 (16-02)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution