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1.1 This practice covers the durability of a fire-retardant treatment of wood under exposure to accelerated weathering. Two conditioning methods are described, both suitable for application to a test specimen prior to subjecting that specimen to an appropriate fire test.
1.2 This practice is applicable to wood products that have been treated with fire-retardant chemicals by pressure impregnation.
1.3 The test specimens are to be in the form of, or suitable for fabrication into, test specimens , such as those described in Test Methods E 84, E 108, and E 1354 and other standard test methods for evaluating the fire performance of fire-retardant-treated wood products.
1.4 The text of these test methods references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of these test methods.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E108 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E1354 Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
ICC Evaluation Service Acceptance CriteriaAC107 Classified Wood Roof Systems
UL StandardsUL790 Tests for Fire Resistance of Roof Covering Material
ICS Number Code 71.100.50 (Wood-protecting chemicals)
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ASTM D2898-07, Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood for Fire Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top