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
Staff Manager: Frank McConnell
Date Initiated: 10-31-2019
Technical Contact: Jay McGuire
Ballot: E06.21 (21-01)
Status: Will Reballot Item