1.1 This fire-test-response standard measures the corrosive effect by loss of metal from the combustion products of materials, components, or products.
1.2 This test method provides corrosion results of product and material specimens limited to a maximum size of 100 by 100 mm in area and 50 mm thick.
1.3 The results of this test method have not been investigated with respect to correlation to actual fires.
1.4 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.
1.4.1 Additional information regarding the targets, the test conditions, and test limitations are provided in the annex.
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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are the standard (see Practice E380.
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