ASTM WK37414

    New Test Method for Resistance to Fire Penetration of Eaves, Soffits and Other Projections

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    WK37414

    1. Scope

    1.1. This fire-test-response standard prescribes a method for qualitatively assessing the resistance to fire penetration of eave overhangs and other projections, such as the soffits of roof eaves and cantilevered floor projections, when exposed to direct flame impingement from a simulated external fire exposure, such as that potentially encountered in a Wildland Urban Interface scenario. This test method provides data suitable for comparing the relative performance of materials, which are used as the exposed underside surfaces of eave overhangs and other projections. 1.2. This test method measures the ability of eave overhangs and other projections to resist fire pene-tration from the exterior into the wall cavity or unexposed side of the test specimen under the conditions of exposure. 1.3. This test method is applicable to eave overhangs and other projections such as the soffits of roof eaves and cantilevered floor projections intended for use with either combustible or noncombustible building envelopes.


    Keywords

    eave, projection, fire resistance, fire-test response characteristic, soffit

    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:
    04-30-2012

    Technical Contact:
    John Simontacchi

    Status:
    Draft Under Development