1.0SCOPE 1.1This Practice describes a procedure for specimen preparation and mounting when testing plastic pipe and tubing to assess flame spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84. 1.2This Practice applies to plastic pipe and tubing intended for various uses within buildings. 1.3Specimens of plastic pipe and tubing with outside diameters of 4 in. (101.6 mm) or less shall be mounted in accordance with Section 6.1. Specimens of plastic pipe and tubing with outside diameters greater than 4 in (101.6 mm) shall be mounted in accordance with Section 6.2. 1.5This Practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool. 1.6This Practice addresses only profiles and does not address discrete components such as connectors, valves, curved fittings, or other accessories used in pipe installation. 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. 1.9 Fire 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. 1.10This Practice gives instructions on specimen preparation and mounting but the fire-test-response method shall be conducted in accordance with Test Method E84. See also Section 8 for information on operator safety. 1.10 The text of this Practice references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered requirements of the standard. 1.11This 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.
Method needed for testing pipes in ASTM E84
fire, fire test, flame spread, smoke developed, tunnel, pipe, tubing
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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