U. S. Bureau of Standards to Conduct Tests of Walls

U. S. Bureau of Standards to Conduct Tests of Walls

The United States Bureau of Standards of Washington, D. C., is to conduct fire tests of various kinds of building walls and partitions, etc. The tests will be carried out with a newly installed panel furnace recently constructed at the Bureau’s laboratories. Details of the tests, such as types and dimensions of partitions, temperature to which they are to be exposed, time of exposure to fire, the water test to which the heated partitions should be subjected and other regulations, have been worked out by a committee representing the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Testing Materials, the National Board of Fire Underwriters, the Associated Metal Lath Manufacturers, the Gypsum Industries association, the National Brick Manufacturers’ association, the Association of American Portland Cement manufacturers, the Fire Underwriters’ laboratories, the American Concrete institute, the National Fire Protection association, and the National Lime Manufacturers’ association.

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