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Significance and Use
5.1 This practice is intended to provide a standard set of guidelines that are to be followed when conducting and reporting on inspections of installed firestop systems.
5.2 This practice is intended to provide a means to verify compliance of the installed firestop systems to the inspection documents.
5.3 This practice is not intended to provide a basis for selecting installers or products or both.
5.4 This practice is not intended to establish any performance criteria of the inspected firestop systems.
1.1 This practice covers the establishing of procedures to inspect firestop products and firestop systems, including methods for field verification and inspection. This practice is referenced in the International Building Code, Chapter 17, Special Inspections.
1.2 This practice addresses all types of firestop products that become firestop systems once installed to the tested and listed system or judgment into fire resistive assemblies.
Note 1: Firestop System is defined in Test Method . Firestop products are the products used in constructing a firestop system.
1.3 This practice provides methods by which qualified inspectors verify that required firestops on a project have been installed and that their installations are in accordance with the inspection documents.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 The text of this standard 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 the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C1241 Test Method for Volume Shrinkage of Latex Sealants During Cure
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E699 Practice for Evaluation of Agencies Involved in Testing, Quality Assurance, and Evaluating of Building Components
E814 Test Method for Fire Tests of Penetration Firestop Systems
Other StandardsUL 1479-94 Fire Tests of Through-Penetration Firestops
Other DocumentsInternational Building Code
ICS Number Code 13.220.20 (Fire protection)
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ASTM E2174-14b, Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection of Installed Firestops, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top