ASTM-F2877 Standard Test Method for Shock Testing of Structural Insulation of A-Class Divisions Constructed of Steel or Aluminum

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Standard Test Method for Shock Testing of Structural Insulation of A-Class Divisions Constructed of Steel or Aluminum




1.1 The purpose of the specification is to evaluate insulation installed on steel or aluminum structural division as defined in IMO resolution A.754 (18) to ensure the insulation is not degraded in the event of a shock.

1.2 The non-combustible passive fire protection insulation shall be installed, which will meet the highest level of commercial fire resistance expected. Lower levels of fire resistance will be allowed without additional shock testing.

1.3 This test method is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire-hazard or fire-risk assessment of the materials, products or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

1.4 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.6 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.


A-Class division; shock test; structural insulation; structural fire protection; ICS Number Code 13.220.99 (Other standards related to fire protection); 47.020.85 (Cargo spaces)

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2013(E1) EDITION



Modification Type

Editorially changed

Publication Date

Oct. 15, 2013

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

7 pages

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