Work Item
ASTM WK70416

New Practice for On-Site Identification of Penetration Firestop Systems and Fire-Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers

1. Scope

To create an ASTM Standard Practice that details the various types of firestop identification systems from labels to tags of various types including, but not limited to: 1.Paper, plastic or metal, ceramic fiber adhesive applied tags; 2.Paper, plastic or metal, ceramic fiber hanging tags. 3.Electronic options. To identify where the identification should be located on the fire-resistance rated assembly, both horizontal and vertical, and other key elements to identify the firestop system or judgement at the location of the installed penetration firestop or fire-resistive joint system.


Labels; Label, Labelling; Markings;


At the International Code Councils Building Code Development Process, a proposal for identification systems was disapproved. it was suggested that a standard be built for firestop systems and fire-resistive joint and perimeter fire barriers be built to standardize the procedure for identifying or marking firestopping in buildings. The Firestop Contractors International Association published a Recommended Professional Practice, Identification Systems, that was reviewed by the manufacturer and contractor members at FCIA. A consensus standard is needed, and ASTM is the best consensus for this standard practice. The standard practice also compliments the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards currently required by the International Building Code.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.21

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-31-2019

Technical Contact: Jay McGuire

Item: 001

Ballot: E06.21 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item