Glossary

Fire reaction : behaviour of a material submitted to fire ou a rise of temperature and its capacity to feed and spread (or not) the fire.

 

Available Combustible Mass : Amout of heat that could be released by every combustible material per area unit (MJ/sqm)

 

Euroclass A1, A2, B, C, D, E, F : european fire reaction grading standards for building products (other than flooring)

 

Euroclass A1fl, A2fl, Bfl, Cfl, Dfl, Efl, Ffl : european fire reaction grading standards for flooring

 

M Grade : french fire reaction grading for materials

M0

Non combustible

M1

Non flammable

M2

Barely flammable

M3

Average flammable

M4

Easily flammable

M5

Very easily flammable

 

Smoke release

s1

Very few smoke release

s2

A few smoke release

s3

High smoke release

 

Droplets release

d0

No burning droplet

d1

No droplet burning more than 10 seconds

d2

Every other case than d0 and d1

 

SBI : Single Burning Item. Experimental device for evaluating fire reaction of a outter wall building system. The results of the tests lead to awarding the building system with an Euroclass grade.

 

Fire Resistance : time during which a fire-exposed building element keeps its features so it can fulfill its initial function.

 

Intumescent : paint or varnish that turns into a shield when exposed to a rise of temperature.

 

Congregate housings : multi-floor apartment buildings

 

PAB : Public Access Building.

 

3ème famille (Habitations collectives): Immeuble à usage exclusif d'habitation dont le plancher bas du logement le plus haut est situé à 28m au plus du sol utilement accessible aux engins des services de secours et de lutte contre l'incendie.

 

4ème famille (Habitations collectives): Immeuble à usage exclusif d'habitation dont le plancher bas du logement le plus haut est situé à plus de 28m et à 50m au plus au-dessus du niveau du sol utilment accessible aux engins des services de secours et de lutte contre l'incendie. Lorsqu'un immeuble de la 4ème famille contient des locaux à usage autre qu'habitation, il entre dans la catégorie des immeubles de grande hauteur (IGH).

 

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