NFPA 275: Standard Method of Fire Tests for the Evaluation of Thermal Barriers
Current Edition: 2013 Next Edition: 2017

Alerts: Receive e-mail updates on this document Manage my alerts

Alert Me
Please confirm you would like to be alerted the next time we post new information about document .
Alerts will be sent to the e-mail address on your user profile:

Thank you for signing up for alerts.

Committee members: Sign-in to view your documents.
Buy This Edition

The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).

What is NFPA 275?
NFPA 275: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This method of fire tests for a thermal barrier for foam plastic insulation (herein referred to as thermal barrier) is applicable to building construction materials, products, or assemblies intended to be used to protect foam plastic insulation from direct fire exposure. 1.1.2 The performance of the thermal barrier is evaluated by its ability to limit the temperature rise on its unexposed surface and by the ability of the thermal barrier to remain intact in order to provide protection from ignition of the foam plastic insulation during a standard fire exposure.

This standard presents a method for qualifying the fire performance of a thermal barrier to evaluate its ability to prevent ignition from a standard fire exposure or delay its occurrence.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 275 address?

This test method applies to building construction materials, products, or assemblies intended to be used to protect foam plastic insulation or metal composite materials (MCM) from direct fire exposure.

Table of Contents

Articles and Reports
News about NFPA codes and standards

Find a code or standard