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Standard Test Method for Effect of Deflection on Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material Applied to Structural Members

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Standard Test Method for Effect of Deflection on Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material Applied to Structural Members


1.1 This test method covers a procedure for determining the effect of deflection on sprayed fire-resistive material (SFRM) applied to steel deck. These materials include sprayed fibrous and cementitious materials applied directly in contact with the structural members. The test method is applicable only to laboratory procedures.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 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.

Significance and Use

The intent of this test method is to determine properties of direct-applied SFRM that may be used to provide an indication of serviceability. Satisfactory performance of fire-resistive material applied to structural members and assemblies depends upon its ability while in place to withstand the various influences that may occur during the life of the structure, as well as upon its satisfactory performance under fire tests.

This test method measures the behavior of SFRM when subjected to deflection and evaluates such phenomena as spalling and delamination under bending stress. It is an indication of the ability of SFRM to remain in place and resist removal during anticipated service conditions.


deflection; sprayed cementitious; sprayed fire-resistive materials (SFRM); ICS Number Code 13.220.50 (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements)

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04.11 (Building Constructions (I): E72 - E2110)

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13.220.50 (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements)

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1992 R05 EDITION



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Publication Date

May 1, 2005

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

2 pages

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