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.
Keywordseave, projection, fire resistance, fire-test response characteristic, soffit
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