UNDER CONSTRUCTION
FireGuard Ceramic Sealant 


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL MASONRY CHIMNEYS

N.F.P.A. 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, 2010 Edition

7.2.10.2Liners shall be bedded one on the other in a medium-duty, non-water-soluble                     calcium aluminate refractory cement mixture, or its equivalent.
7.2.10.3Joints shall be left smooth on the inside.

Test results indicating FireGuard’s compliance with N.F.P.A. 211, 7.2.10.2

* A.S.T.M. C24 Pyrometric Cone Equivalent
PCE Value 33-34          Deformation Temperature 3,205 F

Results indicate super-duty classification, which exceeds medium-duty requirement.

* Resistance to Action of Acids for Nonmetallic Flue-Gas Conduit (Section 28, U.L. 1777)
- 3.19% pass

* Freezing and Thawing Test for Water-Absorptive Nonmetallic Materials (Section 29, U.L. 1777)
- 4.78% pass

International Residential Code® for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, 2006 Edition

R1003.12 Flue lining ~ Fireclay flue liners shall be laid in medium-duty refractory mortar conforming to ASTM C 199 with tight joints left smooth on the inside….

Test results indicating FireGuard’s compliance with I.R.C code: R1003.12

* A.S.T.M. C24 Pyrometric Cone Equivalent
PCE Value 33-34          Deformation Temperature 3,205 F

Results indicate super-duty classification, which exceeds (ASTM C 199) medium-duty classification.
* Orton Refractories Testing & Research Center 2007

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FireGuard Ceramic Sealant 

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TESTING

Guardian Fire Testing Laboratories, Inc.,  (ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory) tested the FireGuard Ceramic Sealant, January 31, 2011, to the previously published UL Subject 2425 performance tests for Chimney Repair and Resurfacing Systems.

Procedure

The chimney repair and resurfacing system has been evaluated per the requirements of UL Subject 2425-03.

Firesafe Industries installed the FireGuard Ceramic Sealant in a test chimney as outlined in the above referenced testing subject. Chimney contained 13” X 13” clay tile liners fractured by thermal stress prior to test material application, and 1/8” -  1 ½” open joints between vertically stacked flue liners.

The firing tests were performed at 1000ºF, 1400ºF, and 2100ºF per the applicable sections of the test subject referenced above. The chimney repair system was in excellent condition following all phases of the temperature testing.

The sweep test resulted in 0.05 lbs. of material released from the repair system, which is within test subject parameters.

The leakage test was performed and 48 ft3/h/ft was lost, which is within test subject parameters.

ASTM C 495 compressive strength test yielded an average 3,334-psi, 6.6 times greater than the minimum required by the test subject.

The thermal resistance, resistance to action of acids, and the freeze/thaw tests were performed.  The FireGuard Ceramic Sealant system exceeded all requirements of each test subject.

UL Subject 2425 Test Findings

The FireGuard Ceramic Sealant system is compliant with all aspects of the previously published UL Subject 2425 performance tests for Chimney Repair and Resurfacing Systems.

The FireGuard Ceramic Sealant system is certified, listed, and labeled to UL Subject 2425 by Guardian Fire Testing Laboratories, Incorporated as a repair and resurfacing system for masonry chimneys, with or without a liner of fire-clay tile, that service Category 1 gas-fired appliances, oil-fired appliances, and solid-fuel-fired residential-type appliances.

Testing Witnessed and Reported by:Testing Witnessed and Report Reviewed By:

R. Joseph Pearson    T. R. Drew Pearson
Fire Testing EngineerFire Testing Engineer