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ASTM E136 - 16a Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C

Abbreviation
ASTM E136 - 16a
Valid from
01/11/2016

Information provider
American Society of Testing and Materials
Author
American Society of Testing and Materials
Information type
ASTM Standard
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PDF


Description

This fire-test-response test method covers the determination under specified laboratory conditions of combustion characteristics of building materials.

Results from this test method apply to the specific test apparatus and test conditions and are likely to vary when changes are made to one or more of the following:

  1. the size, shape, and arrangement of the specimen;
  2. the distribution of organic content;
  3. the exposure temperature;
  4. the air supply;
  5. the location of thermocouples.

This test method includes two options, both of which use a furnace to expose test specimens of building materials to a temperature of 750°C (1382°F).

  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option A consists of a ceramic tube containing an electric heating coil, and two concentric vertical refractory tubes.
  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option B (Test Method E2652) consists of an enclosed refractory tube surrounded by a heating coil with a cone-shaped airflow stabilizer.

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

Scope

Limitations of this test method:

  • This test method does not apply to laminated or coated materials.
  • This test method is not suitable or satisfactory for materials that soften, flow, melt, intumesce or otherwise separate from the measuring thermocouple.
  • This test method does not provide a measure of an intrinsic property.
  • This test method does not provide a quantitative measure of heat generation or combustibility; it simply serves as a test method with selected (end point) measures of combustibility.
  • The test method does not measure the self-heating tendencies of materials.
  • In this test method materials are not being tested in the nature and form used in building applications. The test specimen consists of a small, specified volume that is either
    1. cut from a thick sheet;
    2. assembled from multiple thicknesses of thin sheets; or
    3. placed in a container if composed of granular powder or loose-fiber materials.

This standard 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.

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.

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ASTM E136 - 16a Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C

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ASTM E136 - 16a Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C

Description

This fire-test-response test method covers the determination under specified laboratory conditions of combustion characteristics of building materials.

Results from this test method apply to the specific test apparatus and test conditions and are likely to vary when changes are made to one or more of the following:

  1. the size, shape, and arrangement of the specimen;
  2. the distribution of organic content;
  3. the exposure temperature;
  4. the air supply;
  5. the location of thermocouples.

This test method includes two options, both of which use a furnace to expose test specimens of building materials to a temperature of 750°C (1382°F).

  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option A consists of a ceramic tube containing an electric heating coil, and two concentric vertical refractory tubes.
  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option B (Test Method E2652) consists of an enclosed refractory tube surrounded by a heating coil with a cone-shaped airflow stabilizer.

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

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ASTM E136 - 16a Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C
Description

This fire-test-response test method covers the determination under specified laboratory conditions of combustion characteristics of building materials.

Results from this test method apply to the specific test apparatus and test conditions and are likely to vary when changes are made to one or more of the following:

  1. the size, shape, and arrangement of the specimen;
  2. the distribution of organic content;
  3. the exposure temperature;
  4. the air supply;
  5. the location of thermocouples.

This test method includes two options, both of which use a furnace to expose test specimens of building materials to a temperature of 750°C (1382°F).

  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option A consists of a ceramic tube containing an electric heating coil, and two concentric vertical refractory tubes.
  • The furnace for the apparatus for Option B (Test Method E2652) consists of an enclosed refractory tube surrounded by a heating coil with a cone-shaped airflow stabilizer.

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

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