ASTM F2877 / F2877M - 13e1

    Standard Test Method for Shock Testing of Structural Insulation of A-Class Divisions Constructed of Steel or Aluminum

    Active Standard ASTM F2877 / F2877M | Developed by Subcommittee: F25.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method evaluates the ability of a non-combustible passive fire protection system installed on structural divisions on commercial ships to function after shock loading.

    4.2 The shock loading is accomplished by conducting impact testing of a test specimen consisting of insulation on a standard steel or aluminum structural core installed on a medium weight shock test machine.

    4.3 Following the shock testing the shocked test specimen and an unshocked test specimen are tested for fire resistance. Both shocked and unshocked test specimens are installed side-by-side in a fixture and fire tested at the same time.

    4.4 The fire resistance for both specimens is measured and recorded.

    4.5 Other passive fire protection systems using the same insulation materials and attachment methods and having lower fire resistance ratings will be accepted without additional shock testing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The purpose of the specification is to evaluate insulation installed on steel or aluminum structural division as defined in IMO resolution A.754 (18) to ensure the insulation is not degraded in the event of a shock.

    1.2 The non-combustible passive fire protection insulation shall be installed, which will meet the highest level of commercial fire resistance expected. Lower levels of fire resistance will be allowed without additional shock testing.

    1.3 This test method is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire-hazard or fire-risk assessment of the materials, products or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

    1.4 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

    1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    E176 Terminology of Fire Standards

    International Maritime Code: International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, ISBN 92-80

    A.754(18) Recommendation on Fire Resistance Tests for A, B, and F Class Divisions

    United States Military Documents

    MIL-S-901D Requirements for Shock Tests H.I. (High Impact) Shipboard Machinery, Equipment, and Systems Available on the internet at www.dtbtest.com/PDFS/MIL-S-901D.pdf 5 6

    MIL-STD-3020 Fire Resistance of U.S. Navy Surface Ships Available on the internet at www.dtbtest.com/PDFS/MIL-S-901D.pdf

    NAVSEAINST9491.ID Approved Class HI Shock Testing Machines Available on the internet at nsdb.navsses.navy.mil/Approved %20Class% 20HI%20Shock%20Testing% 20Machines.pdf


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.220.99 (Other standards related to fire protection); 47.020.85 (Cargo spaces)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel); 11101705(Aluminum)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2877_F2877M

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2877 / F2877M-13e1, Standard Test Method for Shock Testing of Structural Insulation of A-Class Divisions Constructed of Steel or Aluminum, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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