AS3000B Testing Information
AS3000B IS COMBUSTIBLE; IT COULD CATCH FIRE AND BURN.
The NFPA 285 and S134 tests, referenced by U.S. and Canadian building codes, are performed on a complete wall assembly and not on individual component materials. The results are specific to the wall assembly tested and may not reflect the performance or potential hazards of AS3000B or any other material under actual fire conditions. Changes or modifications to the set-up, construction and/or materials used in the tested assembly may result in a different fire performance. . Because different assemblies will yield different test results, certain wall assemblies containing AS3000B may not meet the performance requirements of NFPA 285 or S134. An assembly test and/or appropriate engineering analysis should always be conducted on the actual assembly intended for use. As a supplier of one product in an overall wall assembly, AAP is not responsible for determining whether a particular wall assembly using AS3000B has passed or would pass the NFPA 285 or S134 tests.
The ASTM E-84 test is a product specific test referenced by U.S. building codes. It is not intended to reflect the performance or potential hazards of AS3000B or any other material under actual fire conditions in a wall assembly. This test method is intended only to provide comparative measurements of surface flame spread and smoke density measurements under the specific fire exposure conditions. The test protocol provides the following guidance: “Testing of materials that melt, drip, or delaminate to such a degree that the continuity of the flame front is destroyed, results in low flame spread indices that do not relate directly to indices obtained by testing materials that remain in place."