ASTM-E2536 › Standard Guide for Assessment of Measurement Uncertainty in Fire Tests
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1.1 This guide covers the evaluation and expression of uncertainty of measurements of fire test methods developed and maintained by ASTM International, based on the approach presented in the GUM. The use in this process of precision data obtained from a round robin is also discussed.
1.2 The guidelines presented in this standard can also be applied to evaluate and express the uncertainty associated with fire test results. However, it may not be possible to quantify the uncertainty of fire test results if some sources of uncertainty cannot be accounted for. This problem is discussed in more detail in .
1.3 Application of this guide is limited to tests that provide quantitative results in engineering units. This includes, for example, methods for measuring the heat release rate of burning specimens based on oxygen consumption calorimetry, such as Test Method .
1.4 This guide does not apply to tests that provide results in the form of indices or binary results (for example, pass/fail). For example, the uncertainty of the Flame Spread Index obtained according to Test Method cannot be determined.
1.5 In some cases additional guidance is required to supplement this standard. For example, the expression of uncertainty of heat release rate measurements at low levels requires additional guidance and uncertainties associated with sampling are not explicitly addressed.
1.6 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.
1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
fire test; fire test laboratory; measurand; measurement uncertainty; quality;; ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products)
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Nov. 1, 2015