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*)  This characteristic is placed under ER 4 for convenience, but also relates to other ER as well, particularly ER 2

**)   This characteristic also relates to ER 3

***)  Aspects of durability and economy of the works (see CPD Annex 1, sentence 1 and 2) which are not dealt with under Essential Requirements 1 to 6. Such aspects are also referred to as "serviceability".

2.4 Product characteristics which are relevant for the fitness for use

2.4.1 Reaction to fire

2.4.1.1

Method of verification

Case 1: Normal case

See Part 1 – "General" for general information.

If the test regime for a certain class requires a test according to EN 13823 (SBI) the mounting and fixing procedure described in Annex A.1 shall be used. Due to the nature of the SBI test it shall not be used for products such as collars, plugs etc. For these products EN ISO11925-2 shall be applied to determine compliance with the requirements for Class E, if required.

Further details for tests according to EN ISO 11925-2 are given in Annex A.2.

Case 2: Products satisfying the requirements for the fire reaction class A1, without the need for testing

See Part 1 – "General"

Case 3: Products classified without the need for further testing (CWFT)

See Part 1 – "General"

2.4.1.2 Method of assessing and judging

The product shall be classified according to EN 13501-1.

2.4.2 Resistance to fire

2.4.2.1 Method of verification

An assembly representative of the assembled system in which the Fire Stopping and/or Fire Sealing Product is intended to be incorporated, installed or applied shall be tested, using the test method relevant for the corresponding fire resistance class, in order to be classified according to EN 13501-2.

The test configuration shall be determined based on the desired field of application, taking account of the standard configurations and the rules given in prEN 1366-3.2 :02/2006,draft 11c, prEN 15080-12 and this ETAG.

In addition to the provisions given above, the largest envisaged size of all penetration seals, with the exception of mortar seals, bellows seals, mechanically actuated systems, collars, wraps, coated mineral wool slab seals and pillows (when supported mechanically) shall be tested without services (blank penetration seal).

NOTE The performance of a blank penetration seal may differ from one where services are included as these may support the seal during the test, particularly if shrinkage occurs due to decomposition. The worst result shall be considered for classification.

2.4.2.2 Method of assessing and judging

The penetration seal shall be classified according to EN 13501-2 in relation to its intended use.

Mixed penetration seals:

They shall be classified  according to EN 13501-2 including the identification of the end configuration of the pipes, e.g. EI 30U/U.

2.4.3 Air permeability

2.4.3.1 Method of verification

The principles of the test method described in EN 1026 shall be applied. The window test sample described in the standard shall be replaced with a suitably designed sample of the penetration seal without services.

It is impractical to give a standard method for determining air permeability of the penetration seals, including services, due to the wide variation of service configurations.

2.4.3.2 Method of assessing and judging

The test result of the material air permeability shall be presented as area specific leakage rate with the unit being m³h-1m-².

ETAG 026

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