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    ASTM E3287 - 21

    Practice for Specimen Preparation of Fenestration Profiles Intended to Support Non-Combustible In-Fill Materials to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

    Active Standard ASTM E3287 | Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Fenestration products are often evaluated with Test Method E84 to comply with building or life safety code requirements. This practice describes specimen preparation and mounting procedures for such materials and systems.

    5.2 The limitations for this procedure are those associated with Test Method E84.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes procedures for specimen preparation and mounting when testing fenestration profiles to assess flame spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method E84.

    1.2 This practice applies to lengths of fenestration profiles only, intended for in-fill no less than 8 in. wide.

    1.2.1 This practice does not apply to ancillary materials such as combustible in-fill, reinforcement, hardware, accessories, sealants, or weather-stripping

    1.3 This practice presents two ways of testing fenestration profiles; either as profile lengths or as sheets of materials representing the profile.

    1.4 Testing shall be conducted with Test Method E84.

    1.5 This practice gives instructions on specimen preparation and mounting, but the fire-test-response method is given in Test Method E84. See also Section 1.9 of Test Method E84 for information on operator safety.

    1.6 This practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool.

    1.7 Use the values stated in inch-pound units as the standard in referee decisions. The values in the SI system of units are given in parentheses, for information only; see IEEE/ASTM SI-10 for further details.

    1.8 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.

    1.9 Fire testing of products and materials is inherently hazardous and adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests. Fire testing involves hazardous materials, operations and equipment.

    1.10 The text of this practice references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered requirements of the standard.

    1.11 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.

    1.12 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.

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    DOI: 10.1520/E3287-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3287-21, Practice for Specimen Preparation of Fenestration Profiles Intended to Support Non-Combustible In-Fill Materials to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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