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This guide provides a methodology for the systematic evaluation of deterministic fire models, which made be used in enclosure fire hazard analyses.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E05 on Fire Standards and Subcommittee E05.33 on Fire Safety Engineering, this guide was withdrawn without replacement in July 2011. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement because it completed its usefulness when it provided SFPE with a starting point for their own engineering guides and standards on these points. This standard does not rely on expertise in ASTM's areas of strength but is more appropriately the subject of SFPE guides and standards, in that SFPE members will be all or nearly all of the users of such guides.
1.1 This guide covers a methodology for the systematic evaluation of fire models, which may be used in fire hazard analyses.
1.2 This guide provides a means of identifying both general and specific limitations of fire models for specific applications.
1.3 This guide is intended to assist model developers, model users, and authorities having jurisdiction in assuming the responsible use of fire models.
1.4 This 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E603 Guide for Room Fire Experiments
E1355 Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
E1472 Guide for Documenting Computer Software for Fire Models
E1474 Test Method for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Upholstered Furniture and Mattress Components or Composites Using a Bench Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
E1546 Guide for Development of Fire-Hazard-Assessment Standards
E1591 Guide for Obtaining Data for Deterministic Fire Models
Other DocumentsTheSFPEHandbookofFir 3rd Edition, Section 3, Chapter 15