2019 NFPA 276 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Mitigate roof deck fire hazards. Reliably determine the heat release rate of roofing assemblies with the test method presented in NFPA 276.

    Fires involving roof deck assemblies have resulted in significant losses and damage to buildings that had other fire protection systems in place. That's why testing laboratories and manufacturers of construction and roofing materials need the latest edition of NFPA 276, Standard Method of Fire Test for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck Roofing Components. NFPA 276 describes a method for determining the heat release rate from below the deck of roofing assemblies that have combustible above-deck roofing components when the assemblies are exposed to a fire from below the roof deck.

    The test method presented in NFPA 276 is based on the substitution method for measuring the heat release rate by using an auxiliary fuel (propane) to provide the surrogate heat. Requirements include instrumentation specification, and furnace verification and calibration. Provisions also address reporting of fire test results. (Print, 16 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 276 Standard Method of Fire Test for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck Roofing Components, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Test Furnace
    4.1 Furnace Construction.
    4.2 Burner Fuels and Supply Air.
    Chapter 5 Instrumentation
    5.1 Thermocouples.
    5.2 Pressure Measurement.
    Chapter 6 Test Specimens and Conditioning
    6.1 Blank Test Specimen.
    6.2 Calibration Specimen.
    6.3 Test Specimen.
    6.4 Conditioning.
    Chapter 7 Furnace Verification and Calibration
    7.1 Verification of Operation Using Blank Test Specimen.
    7.2 Calibration Using Calibration Specimen.
    7.3 Preheating.
    7.4 Blank Specimen Test Procedure.
    7.5 Calibration Test Procedure.
    Chapter 8 Conduct of Tests
    8.1 Calibration Using Calibration Test Specimen.
    8.2 Verification Using Blank Specimen.
    8.3 Testing.
    8.4 Acceptance Criteria.
    Chapter 9 Report
    9.1 Data and Information.
    9.2 Calibration Information.
    9.3 Test Specimen Materials.
    9.4 Main Burner Fuel Flow.
    9.5 Flue Gas Temperatures.
    9.6 Auxiliary Burner Fuel Flow.
    9.7 Heat Release Rate.
    9.8 Visual Observations.
    9.9 Internal Component Description.
    9.10 Discussion of Performance.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    The 2015 NFPA 276 offers laboratories a reliable way to determine the heat release rate of roofing assemblies.

    NFPA 276, Standard Method of Fire Test for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck Roofing Components describes a method for determining the heat release rate from below the deck of roofing assemblies that have combustible above-deck roofing components when the assemblies are exposed to a fire from below the roof deck.

    NFPA 276 is based on FM 4450, "Approval Standard for Class 1 Insulated Steel Roof Decks."

    Used by testing laboratories and manufacturers of construction and roofing materials, NFPA 276's test method is based on the substitution method for measuring the heat release rate by using an auxiliary fuel (propane) to provide the surrogate heat. Requirements include instrumentation specification, and furnace verification and calibration. Provisions also address reporting of fire test results. (Softbound, 12 pp., 2015)

     

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