BS EN 1363-1:2020 - Fire resistance tests. General requirements
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BS EN 1363-1:2020

Fire resistance tests. General requirements

Status : Current   Published : February 2020



This document establishes the general principles for determining the fire resistance of various elements of construction when subjected to standard fire exposure conditions. Alternative and additional procedures to meet special requirements are given in EN 1363-2.

The principle that has been embodied within all European standards relating to fire resistance testing is that where aspects and procedures of testing are common to all specific test methods e.g. the temperature/time curve, then they are specified in this test method. Where a general principle is common to many specific test methods but the details vary according to the element being tested (e.g. the measurement of unexposed face temperature), then the principle is given in this document, but the details are given in the specific test method. Where certain aspects of testing are unique to a particular specific test method (e.g. the air leakage test for fire dampers), then no details are included in this document.

The test results obtained might be directly applicable to other similar elements, or variations of the element tested. The extent to which this application is permitted depends upon the field of direct application of the test result. This is restricted by the provision of rules which limit the variation from the tested specimen without further evaluation. The rules for determining the permitted variations are given in each specific test method.

Variations outside those permitted by direct application are covered under extended application of test results. This results from an in-depth review of the design and performance of a particular product in test(s) by a recognized authority. Further consideration on direct and extended application is given in Annex A.

The duration for which the tested element, as modified by its direct or extended field of application, satisfies specific criteria will permit subsequent classification.

All values given in this document are nominal unless otherwise specified.

Standard NumberBS EN 1363-1:2020
TitleFire resistance tests. General requirements
Publication Date27 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1363-2, EN 520, EN 60584-1, EN 13501-1, ISO 13943:2017, EN ISO 13943:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)ENV 1363-3, EN 15725
ReplacesBS EN 1363-1:2012
International RelationshipsEN 1363-1:2020
Draft Superseded By18/30360241 DC
DescriptorsTemperature measurement, Thermocouples, Construction systems parts, Testing conditions, Pressure, Loading, Dimensions, Construction materials, Fire safety in buildings, Deflection tests, Load capacity, Installation, Verification, Precision, Dimensional tolerances, Temperature, Specimen preparation, Gap gauges, Test equipment, Test atmospheres, Tolerances (measurement), Ambient temperature, Performance, Test specimens, Fire resistance, Fire tests, Temperature-measuring instruments, Reports, Furnaces
Title in FrenchEssais de résistance au feu Exigences générales
Title in GermanFeuerwiderstandsprüfungen Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 98486 0
File Size1.396 MB

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