ASTM WK45907

    New Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Flexible Fibrous Glass Insulation for Metal Buildings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.0SCOPE 1.1This Practice describes a procedure for specimen preparation and mounting when testing Flexible Fibrous Glass Insulation for Metal Buildings to assess flame spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84. 1.2This Practice applies to products described in Specification C991, Standard Specification for Flexible Fibrous Glass Insulation for Metal Buildings. 1.3This Practice provides instructions for the testing of both un-faced and faced insulation (Specification C991 Type 1 and Type 2, respectively) 1.4This Practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool. 1.5Use 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. 1.6This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures. 1.7 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. 1.8This 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. 1.9This 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.

    This makes an optional mounting method into a requirement.


    facing, fire, fire test, flame spread index, metal building insulation, smoke developed index, slit, tunnel

    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:

    Technical Contact:
    Marcelo Hirschler


    E05 (15-03)

    Ballot Item Approved


    COS (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2988-2015 and Pending Publication