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When the product, as delivered, has a limited shelf life, it is assumed that the manufacturer gives a clear indication of that life and, when appropriate, restrictions on the storage conditions (e.g. temperature, humidity).

4.3 Installation of the product in the works

4.3.1 Information accompanying the product

It is assumed that the manufacturer provides information on:

the use conditions in terms of environmental conditions (e.g. dry indoor use) as covered by the ETA

the method of preparation of the supporting construction (wall/floor) before installation of the penetration seal

4.3.2 Service support construction

It is assumed that any service support construction is adequately fixed to the building element on both sides of the penetration.

4.3.3 Services conveyed

The approval does not address any risks associated with leakage of dangerous liquids or gases caused by failure of the pipe(s) in case of fire.

It is assumed that compressed air systems are switched off by other means in the case of fire.

The durability assessment does not take account of the possible effect of substances permeating through the pipe onto the penetration seal.

It is assumed that thermal movement in the pipe work will be accommodated in such a way that it does not impose a load on the penetration seal.

4.4 Use, maintenance, repair

It is assumed that the manufacturer provides information for the installer on the method of repair or replacement in case of damage to the penetration seal and, where relevant, on the method for retrofitting or removing services from the penetration seal.

4.5 Auxiliary components

See Part 1 – "General"

5 Identification of the construction product

5.1 Means of identification

All components of the Fire Stopping and Fire Sealing Products shall be clearly identified in accordance with section 5 of Part 1 – "General" of this ETAG. Wherever possible a harmonised European Technical Specification should be used to identify the component. If the product is a reactive material, the EOTA Technical Report “Reactive Products” has to be taken into account. For products not covered by a harmonised European Technical Specification or the EOTA Technical Report “Reactive Products” see Part 1 – "General” and the following:

When the option "Fingerprinting" is taken, for most products a IR (Infra-Red Spectroscopy) plus a TGA (Thermo-gravimetric Analysis) or DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis) will be appropriate. 20

Alternatively, or in addition, the applicant, or a third party at his request, may disclose the formulation to the EOTA body for identification purposes.24

For the purpose of testing of physical characteristics the properties listed in Table 5 shall be determined depending on the type of the product. The test methods given are recommendations only.24

Drawings will be useful particularly for products that are formed or contain formed components such as collars, modular systems / cable boxes or for products that are characterised by a specific geometrical shape, dimensions etc.

In many cases a combination of the options will be taken to cover all necessary aspects.

20 Finally there are three options to identify the single components of a product: by "fingerprinting" (combination of TG and IR); by depositing the composition and formulation or by verifying physical characteristics. The latter may include a combination of TG or DTA plus ash content/non-volatile components and density or other.

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