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IDEX fire &materials

Interior design exam

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Which test is used to determine flame-spread rating and smoke developed for interior wall and ceiling finishes? ASTM E84 Steiner Tunnel Test
What test is used for textiles and films - normally used for window treatments? NFPA 701 Vertical Ignition Test
What are 3 different testing methods that can be used for textile wall coverings compliance? 1. ASTM E84 - Class A and automatic sprinkler system 2. NFPA 265 - Method B 3. NFPA 286
Which test measures the extent to which non-textile finishes contribute to fire growth in a room? NFPA 286 Room Corner Test Measures: a. heat and smoke released b. combustion products released c. potential for fire spread
What are 3 factors that determine the fire resistance rating required for wall and ceiling finishes? 1. Occupancy group 2. Location in building 3. Sprinkler system
What is the class rating for interior trim in Group I-3 occupancies? Class B
Which types of flooring are not regulated by the CBC? wood, vinyl, linoleum, terrazzo and resilient flooring not comprised of fibers
What is the class rating required for trim in all occupances except Group I-3? Class C
What are the two procedures used for NFPA 701? Procedure 1: fabrics < 21 oz./sq. yd Procedure 2: fabrics > 21 oz. sq. yd
In which occupancy group are combustible decorative materials prohibited? Group I-3
Which test is used to measure the extent to which textile finishes contribute to room fire growth? NFPA 265 Room Corner Test for Textile Wall Coverings
What class is an interior wall finish with a flame spread rating of 50 and a smoke developed rating of 300? Class B
Which test is used for carpet flammability? ASTM D2859 Methenamine Pill Test (Note: Not referred to in CBC, but US required)
Which test measures the flame spread of floor coverings for all areas (not only exit areas)? ASTM E648
California technical bulletin 116 Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of ( Upholstered Furniture )also a cigarette ignition resistance test
California technical bulletin 117 Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of ( Resilient filling materials & fabrics used in Upholstered furniture)
California technical bulletin 121 Flammability test Procedure for Matress used in high risk occupancies
California technical bulletin 129 FLAMMABILITY TEST PROCEDURE FOR MATTRESSES FOR USE IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS
California technical bulletin 133/NFPA 266) Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies (full seating test entire chair)
What are the 3 main tests for fire/flammability of floor finishes? 1.flooring radiant panel test (NFPA 253 & ASTM E648) - carpets, resilient & other coverings in corridors 2.methenanime pill test (ASTM D2859) - carpets/rugs 3.test for noncombustibility (ASTM E136) - floor surfaces in I-3 occupancies
Name 5 major types of fire resistance-rated walls and partitions. 1.fire partition 2.fire barrier 3.fire wall 4.smoke barrier 5.smoke partition
Are doors or glazed openings permitted in a fire-resistive barrier? Yes, but with strict requirements as to size and fire-resistance of the elements.
What is the main test for fire/flammability of floor, ceiling and wall assembly construction? 1.wall and floor/ceiling assembly test (ASTM E119) - walls, structures, floor assemblies
What is the main test for fire/flammability of floor, ceiling and wall assembly construction? 1.wall and floor/ceiling assembly test (ASTM E119) - walls, structures, floor assemblies
What is the major type of fire resistance-rated ceiling assemblies? 1.fire barrier Ceiling assemblies can be 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-hour rated. The whole assembly is rated (construction, finish ceiling, any applied finish and suspension system).
What is the 1 main test for fire/flammability of window coverings? 1.vertical ignition test (NFPA 701) - tests draperies, curtains, banners, awnings and other fabric panels and structures
What is the difference between a product having the UL "listed label" and the UL "classified label"? When a complete and total product is successfully tested, it receives a listed label. A classified label is given when a product is tested for certain types of uses only.
What main organization publishes test procedures for standards? ASTM
What are the two types of fire resistive construction that interior designers must be familiar with? Fire resistance of assemblies (Ch. 4) and fire resistance of single finish materials (Ch. 5).
What are the 4 main tests for fire/flammability of wall and ceiling finishes 1.Steiner tunnel fame-spread rating 2.room corner test -evaluates how non-textile wall/ceiling finishes contribute to fire growth 3.room corner test for textiles - evaluates textile wall/ceiling finishes with fire growth 4.smoke density chamber test
What main organization approves standards developed by other groups? ANSI
What kind of organization can actually provide the testing of the various standards? Name the most well known testing organization. A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) can do testing. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a major testing lab.
What are the 3 main tests for fire/flammability of door/glass openings? 1.fire tests of door ass(NFPA 252) - endurance test to flame and heat transfer 2.fire tests of window ass. (NFPA 257) - endurance of glazing to flame and heat transfer 3.fire tests of fire-resistance rated glazing (ASTM E119) - endurance of glazing
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