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Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services

BS EN 13501-2:2016

Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services

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Details are given for procedures to classify construction products and building elements with data resulting from fire resistance and smoke leakage tests. Specifically deals with loadbearing elements without a fire separating function; loadbearing elements with a fire separating function, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; products and systems for protecting elements or parts of the works; non-loadbearing elements or parts of works, with or without glazing, services and fixtures; wall and ceiling coverings with fire protection ability; and lift landing doors.


Supersedes BS EN 13501-2:2007 (+A1:2009).




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