SR302 Reaction to fire of interior wall and ceiling linings - paint coatings - testing results and analysis (2014)
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- A. P. Robbins, P. N. Whiting and C. A. Wade
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- Study report
The recently introduced Protection from Fire Building Code requirements included controls on the reaction to fire performance of internal surface finishes (walls, ceiling and floor coverings). These requirements entail testing to internationally recognised standards to establish where in a building a particular combination of substrate and finish will be permitted.
Interior surface finish, in relation to the scope of this work, refers to exposed surfaces of walls (fixed or movable) and ceilings within buildings. It does not include concealed or inaccessible spaces, building contents nor furnishings that may be fixed in place within a building. The scope of the test matrix is limited to multiple paint coats on a specified range of substrates, as representative of some wall linings in existing buildings. It was intended that the simplified solutions would be targeted toward the lower minimum requirement (Group Number 3) applications. Foamed plastics are outside of the scope of this report.