ASTM WK70852

    New Practice for the On-Site Inspection of Installed Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.21 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This Practice provides a standard set of guidelines for conducting and reporting on inspections of installed Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials (IFRMs) applied to structural steel. This Practice establishes procedures to inspect products and systems, including methods for field verification and inspection. This Practice addresses all types of Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials applied to structural steel. This Practice provides an inspector, employed by an inspection agency, various methods to verify that required Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials and Coatings have been installed to the tested and listed system and manufacturers installation instructions in addition to project requirements.


    Inspections, Inspection Agency, density, cohesion, adhesion, bond strength, thickness, fireproofing, fire protection, fire resistive materials, E2924, structural members


    Currently, there is no document that has been produced in the industry that is a consensus of the fireproofing industry manufacturers and contractors. The ASTM Standard proposed creates that key document that has been developed by manufacturers, contractors AND those inspection agencies that provide fireproofing inspections. ASTMs new document will provide in mandatory code acceptable language the method to inspect IFRM Fireproofing Systems. Architects will specify this standard as the inspections are mandated by Chapter 17 of the International Building Code.

    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:
    Philip Mancuso


    E06.21 (20-02)

    Negative Votes Need Resolution