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Significance and Use
4.1 This guide is intended primarily for users and developers of mathematical fire growth models. It is also useful for people conducting fire tests, making them aware of some important applications and uses for small-scale fire test results. The guide thus contributes to increased accuracy in fire growth model calculations, which depend greatly on the quality of the input data.
4.2 The emphasis of this guide is on ignition, pyrolysis and flame spread models for solid materials.
1.1 This guide describes data required as input for mathematical fire growth models.
1.2 Guidelines are presented on how the data can be obtained.
1.3 The emphasis in this guide is on ignition, pyrolysis and flame spread models for solid materials.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.
1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C835 Test Method for Total Hemispherical Emittance of Surfaces up to 1400C
C1371 Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers
D2395 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
D3417 Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
D5865 Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
D7309 Test Method for Determining Flammability Characteristics of Plastics and Other Solid Materials Using Microscale Combustion Calorimetry
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E408 Test Methods for Total Normal Emittance of Surfaces Using Inspection-Meter Techniques
E472 Practice for Reporting Thermoanalytical Data
E537 Test Method for Thermal Stability of Chemicals by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
E793 Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
E906 Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using a Thermopile Method
E967 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters and Differential Thermal Analyzers
E968 Practice for Heat Flow Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters
E1321 Test Method for Determining Material Ignition and Flame Spread Properties
E1354 Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
E1537 Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
E1623 Test Method for Determination of Fire and Thermal Parameters of Materials, Products, and Systems Using an Intermediate Scale Calorimeter (ICAL)
E2058 Test Methods for Measurement of Material Flammability Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)
E2257 Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
ICS Number Code 13.220.01 (General standards related to fire protection)
UNSPSC Code 46190000(Fire protection)
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ASTM E1591-20, Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Fire Growth Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top