- ASTM E84, 2013a Edition, Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
- ASTM E162, 2013 Edition, Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
- ASTM E2257, 2013a Edition, Standard Test Method for Room Fire Test of Wall and Ceiling Materials and Assemblies
- ASTM E2816, 2013a Edition, Standard Test Methods for Fire Resistive Metallic HVAC Duct Systems
- ASTM F2133, Withdrawn, Standard Test Methods for Determining Effects of Large Hydrocarbon Pool Fires on Insulated Marine Bulkheads and Decks, Constructed of Steel (Withdrawn 2013)
- ASTM F2877, 2013 Edition, Standard Test Method for Shock Testing of Structural Insulation of A-Class Divisions Constructed of Steel or Aluminum
- BS EN 1365-1, Corrigendum 1 for 2013 Edition, Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements. Walls
- BS EN 13381-4, 2013 Edition, Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members. Applied passive protection products to steel member
- BS EN 13381-8, 2013 Edition, Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members. Applied reactive protection to steel members
- BS ISO 14934-2, 2013 Edition, Fire tests. Calibration and use of heat flux meters. Primary calibration methods
- ISO 22899-2, 1st Edition, Determination of the resistance to jet fires of passive fire protection - Part 2: Guidance on classification and implementation methods
For more standards on this topic, see our Document Center List of Standards on the Fire-resistance of building materials and elements.
Building codes and standards are some of the oldest and most widely used documents in the standards world. Why? Adherence to these standards means safer homes, work environments, and public spaces.
Time and time again we see disasters with a toll in human-life resulting from lack of enforcement of these types of engineering documents. I'm especially concerned when this happens in the developing world. And it's for this very reason that the international standards community is reaching out to these jurisdictions. Benefits of standardization can impact these locations in a number of ways. Of course, the issue of public safety is always at the forefront. But the use of standards can help prevent things like the "dumping" of inferior products in these countries as well.
There's two sides to the issue as well. Standards are created to promote public safety. But in order to be effective, they have to be used! Compliance schemes support the use of this information in a tangible way. That's the real goal of any standards effort.
Every human life is precious. Fire safety standards promote an infrastructure that reflects that attitude. Here at Document Center we promote the informed use of standards around the globe!