ASTM International - ASTM E176-18ae2

Standard Terminology of Fire Standards

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 December 2018
Status: inactive
Page Count: 27
ICS Code (Environment. Health protection. Safety (Vocabularies)): 01.040.13
ICS Code (Fire protection): 13.220.20
significance And Use:

3.1 Definitions-Terms and related definitions given in Section 4 are intended for use uniformly and consistently in all fire test standards and in all fire-test-response standards,... View More


1.1 This terminology covers terms, related definitions, and descriptions of terms used or likely to be used in fire-test-response standards, fire-hazard-assessment standards, and fire-risk-assessment standards. Definitions of terms are special-purpose definitions that are consistent with the standard definitions but are written to ensure that a specific fire-test-response standard, fire-hazard-assessment standard, or fire-risk-assessment standard is properly understood and precisely interpreted.

Note 1: For additional information, refer to ASTM Policy on Fire Standards.2

1.2 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.

1.3 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.

1.4 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.