ASTM-E2579 › Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
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1.1 This practice describes procedures for specimen preparation and mounting when testing wood products to assess flames spread and smoke development as surface burning characteristics using Test Method .
1.2 This practice applies also to laminated products factory-produced with a wood substrate (see ). This practice does not apply to wood veneers or facings intended to be applied on site over a wood substrate, which are covered by Practice .
1.3 Testing is conducted with Test Method .
1.4 Testing for the reporting of the moisture content of the test specimen is conducted with Test Methods .
1.5 This practice does not provide pass/fail criteria that can be used as a regulatory tool.
1.6 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 for further details.
1.7 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.
1.8 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 and equipment. This standard gives instructions on specimen preparation and mounting, but the fire-test-response method is given in Test Method . See also Section .
1.9 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory materials. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered requirements of the standard.
1.10 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.
fibreboard; fingerjoined lumber; fire; fire test; flame spread; glulam; hardboard; laminate wood; laminated veneer lumber; lumber; oriented strandboard; parallel strand lumber; plywood; shingles and shakes; smoke developed; solid boards; Steiner tunnel; timber; waferboard; wood products;; ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 79.080 (Semi-manufactures of timber)
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May 15, 2015