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Passive Fire Protection

Definition:

Passive fire protection is a form of fire safety provision that remains dormant, or inert, during normal conditions but becomes active in a fire situation. It is an integral component of structural fire protection in a building, which is designed to contain fires or slow their spread.

British & International Standards include (but are not limited to) the following:

BS 476-4:1970 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials

BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products

BS 476-10:2009 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs

BS 476-11:1982 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials

BS ISO 5660-1:2015 -Reaction-to-fire tests. Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate. Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method) and smoke production rate (dynamic measurement)

BS 476-20:1987 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)

BS 476-21:1987 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

BS 476-22:1987 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

BS 476-23:1987 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure

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