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Furnace Testing of Full-Scale Gypsum Steel Stud Non-Load Bearing Wall Assemblies: Results of Multi-Laboratory Testing in Canada, Japan, and USA

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Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, William L. Grosshandler, Tensei Mizukami

Abstract

The present paper discusses the results of a multiple laboratory test program aimed at determining the consistency of large scale furnace testing. The North American Fire Testing Laboratories Consortium (NAFTL) organized a multiple laboratory test program for ASTM E119-00 using a common structural element: a 1-h rated gypsum/steel-stud non-load bearing wall assembly. Walls were tested by six different organizations employing ten different furnace facilities following the guidance provided in ASTM E119-00. In addition to NAFTL members conducting the tests, the program was expanded to include four testing laboratories in Japan; the Center for Better Living served as the organizer for the Japanese testing. Results obtained from these experiments are discussed.
Citation
Fire Technology

Keywords

Fire Resistance, Full-Scale Testing, Partition Assemblies

Citation

Manzello, S. , Grosshandler, W. and Mizukami, T. (2008), Furnace Testing of Full-Scale Gypsum Steel Stud Non-Load Bearing Wall Assemblies: Results of Multi-Laboratory Testing in Canada, Japan, and USA, Fire Technology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=900116 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created May 30, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017