ASTM E3037 - 20 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Relative Movement Capabilities of Through-Penetration Firestop Systems

ASTM E3037 - 20

Standard Test Method for Measuring Relative Movement Capabilities of Through-Penetration Firestop Systems

Status : Current   Published : July 2020



1.1 This test method covers testing procedures for through-penetration firestop systems. This test method is intended for the following uses:

Note 1:  Refer to Test Method E814 for definition of “through-penetration firestop system.”

1.1.1 To determine relative movement capability in two separate and distinct planes of movement for different types of through-penetration firestop systems,

1.1.2 To standardize a comparison of movement capability by establishing standardized test conditions, in order to allow the type of through-penetration firestop system’s movement capabilities to be examined,

1.1.3 To provide the user with information on amplitudes of relative movement between the penetrating items and the substrate (concrete-based or gypsum-based).

Note 2:  Amplitude is the measure of change over a single cycle.

1.2 This test method is intended to be used only as part of a specification or acceptance criteria due to the limited movements tested, and limited number of variables examined.

1.3 This test method uses standardized configurations for the test specimen. Test results will not be representative of all possible through-penetration firestop systems.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5  The text of this standard references notes, comments, and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes, comments, and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered requirements of this standard.

1.6  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 on Safety Hazards.

1.7  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM E3037 - 20
TitleStandard Test Method for Measuring Relative Movement Capabilities of Through-Penetration Firestop Systems
Publication Date01 July 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors cyclic, displacement, fire, firestop, movement, penetration, seismic, test
File Size236 KB

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