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    Thermal Insulation Under Fire

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    This paper describes the different fire and flammability tests where thermal insulations are required to pass by various legal bodies, and all the proposed future test requirements. Insulation manufacturers, engineers, architects and contractors should be aware of the current test requirements in this technology, thus enabling them to provide a thermal insulation system that can meet the total spectrum of requirements including the ones for fire and flammability. The standard used to test for fire resistance in building construction is ASTM E 119 “Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.”


    thermal insulation, fire resistance, ASTM E 119, flammability, U factors

    Author Information:

    Schultz, N
    Exective Director, VTEC Laboratories Inc., Bronx, New York

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16361S