fire endurance

fire endurance

The elapsed time during which a material, assembly, or construction provides resistance against the passage of fire (or excessive heat) through it under specified conditions of test and performance.
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When reviewing an insulation material's fire endurance, three factors must be considered: fire resistance, toxicity and performance in the presence of combustible chemicals.
They can reduce the surface flammability of a coated material, limit fires, slow the spread of flames, and improve the fire endurance of the protected materials.
These include, but are not limited to: fire resistive coatings (intended to increase fire endurance of interior and exterior steel and other structural materials); protective coatings (for substrates subject to corrosive, caustic, or acidic agents; temperatures over 150 [degrees] F; and repeated heavy abrasion including pipes, pumps, and tanks); historic building preservation coatings; parking garage traffic marking coatings; recycled coatings; and interior swimming pool/repair coatings.
The ten Eurocodes are European standards each containing several parts which cover particular technical aspects, such as fire endurance, the design of bridges, safety, ease of maintenance, sturdiness and sustainability.
Its UL classification for fire endurance (and explosion rating) ensures that contents are protected in case of extreme heat change.
Two wall assemblies using 2 by 6 western lumber and one 2 by 4 wall assembly passed the fire endurance tests.