Benchtop test procedures for measuring and characterizing the thermophysical responses of gypsum boards and panels when exposed to elevated temperatures.
The Gypsum Association's research program on type X special fire resistant gypsum board has documented the use of three small scale bench tests to characterize the high temperature thermophysical properties of gypsum based products. This standard will specify the conditions & parameters for running these tests so that data from various labs can be compared and analyzed with confidence in the future. It is also intended that this standard will include other standardized test procedures for characterizing the fire response of gypsum as new methods are developed and validated.
KeywordsType X, fire resistance, thermal insulation, shrinkage, high temperature core cohesion
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