ASTM WK43490

    Revision of E1623 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determination of Fire and Thermal Parameters of Materials, Products, and Systems Using an Intermediate Scale Calorimeter (ICAL)

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    Active Standard: E1623 - 11

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.21 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Three ballot items are being submitted under this work item. The first includes language to clean up terminology such as the inconsistent use of rate of heat release, heat release rate, and heat release. The second ballot allows alternate burner designs to be used for construction of the radiant panel. The third ballot describes a method used by ICC-ES as a time to burn through test.


    effective specific heat; effective thermal conductivity; emissivity; heat release rate; ignitability; intermediate scale calorimeter; mass loss rate; oxygen consumption method; smoke release rate; surface temperature; Effective heat of combustion; Effective specific heat; Combustion; Effective thermal conductivity; Emissivity; Equations; Exhaust system design; Fire testing--building materials; Heat release; Ignition--building materials; Infrared pyrometer; Intermediate scale calorimeter (ICAL); Mass loss testing; Oxygen consumption; Radiant heat panels; Smoke release rate; Surface temperature; Thermal conductance/conductivity; Time to ignition (tig) ;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Javier Trevino

    Draft Under Development