Fire Performance of Sustainable Materials Made from Renewable Sources

Abstract : This paper presents the results of a fire test on newly developed green materials made from renewable sources. It is known that fire resistance rating of a new material is an important factor for material selection in buildings. The fire-resistance rating of building elements, components or assemblies shall be determined in accordance with the test procedures set forth in ASTM E119 or UL 263 or in accordance with requirements specified in Clause 5 of BS 476. The material tested is a drywall partition system composed from 9 mm thick MgO board as the first layer on both sides and 9 mm thick patented bamboo ply-board as the finishes. The internal steel frame comprised of steel studs C channel fixed to the RSJ steel frame. The first layer of 9 mm thick MgO board was laid horizontally over the wall frame on both sides and fastened to the studs with screws. The test was terminated after a period of 120 minutes. The purpose of the test is to determine the fire resistance of the skin of wall panel partition system assembly when tested with BS 476: Part 22: 1987 "Method for determination of the fire resistance of non-load bearing elements of construction: Clause 5-Determination of fire resistance wall. This paper describes the outstanding results related to the specimen performance under the fire conditions. The results exceed the specified requirements of Clause 5 of BS 476: Part 22, for non-bearing wall, in term of integrity and insulation.
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Sameer Hamoush, Ahmed Megri, Rasul Pasha, Sajjad Sayyar Roudsari. Fire Performance of Sustainable Materials Made from Renewable Sources. 4TH INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS SYMPOSIUM, Jul 2019, Dallas, United States. ⟨hal-02266214⟩

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