Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
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What is NFPA 285?
This standard provides a standardized fire test procedure for evaluating the suitability of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies and panels used as components of curtain wall assemblies that are constructed using combustible materials or that incorporate combustible components for installation on buildings where the exterior walls are required to be non-combustible.
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What does NFPA 285 address?
Fire propagation characteristics are determined for post-flashover fires of interior origin. NFPA 285 requires both visual observations made by laboratory personnel conducting the test and temperature data recorded during the test. It is important to note that NFPA 285 is an assembly test.
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