What is ASTM E 84?

What is ASTM E 84?

ASTM E 84 Standard test method for surface burning characteristics of of building materials. The flame spread Index and Smoke Developed Index values obtained by the ASTM E 84 test are used by code officials and regulatory agencies in the acceptance of interior finish materials for various applications.

When is ASTM E84 Class A fire rated material required?

When conducting healthcare renovations, almost all facilities require temporary containment materials to be used the meet the ASTM E84 Class A fire rated requirement. When is the E84 test required?

What does the E84 test measure?

Through the E84 test, both the Flame Spread Index (FSI) and Smoke Developed Index (SDI) are reported for a given sample. FSI is the measurement for the speed at which flames progress across the interior surface of a building, while SDI measures the amount of smoke a sample emits as it burns.

What is the ASTM E84 rating for modular ceilings?

As mentioned above, our RealWall, LiteBarrier, and FireblockWall containment systems, including the modular ceilings, have a Class A rating per ASTM E84, meaning they have the lowest fire spread rate and minimal smoke production. Learn why leading contractors and building professionals prefer STARC by seeing our full list of advantages.

What is the difference between ASTM E-84 and CAN/ULC S102?

Canadian ASTM E84 Testing The main differences between the US method ASTM E-84 and the Canadian method CAN/ULC-S102 have to do with the mounting of the test samples in the Steiner Tunnel and the number of samples tested.

What does E84 mean?

ASTM E84, also referred to as “E84”, is the standard test method used to assess the surface burning characteristics of a material used for interior wall and ceiling finishes, with results measured by Flame Spread Index (SFI) and Smoke Developed Index (SDI). The purpose of the test is to determine the relative burning behavior