UL 1820
Standard for Fire Test of Pneumatic Tubing for Flame and Smoke Characteristics

Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2004-10-15DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2017-07-13


    1 Scope

    1.1 This is a test method for determining values of flame propagation distance and optical smoke density for pneumatic tubing that is to be installed in ducts, plenums, and other spaces used for environmental air. The purpose of this test method is to determine whether the flame-propagation and smoke-generating characteristics of these tubes are in accordance with the provisions of Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems , NFPA 90A . Exception No. 3 of Section 2-2.1.2 of NFPA 90A states that pneumatic tubing having the required fire-resistant and low-smoke-producing characteristics are capable of being installed in the space between the ceiling and the floor or roof above, used as an air handling plenum.

    1.2 This test method does not cover the construction requirements for tubes for pressure or other performance requirements.

    1.3 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Units of measurement
            • 2.2 Undated references
          • 3 Test Assembly
            • 3.1 Fire test chamber
            • 3.2 Smoke measurement
            • 3.3 Temperature measurement
          • 4 Test Specimens
          • 5 Calibration of Test Equipment
          • 6 Test Procedure
        • REPORT
          • 7 General