prEN 13964-3-0

Suspended ceilings - Product specification - Part 3-0: Ceiling Membrane components and baffles

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CEN/TC 277 Suspended ceilings

European Norm


This European Standard specifies the requirements for factory made [material] membrane components and
baffles which are intended for use in suspended ceilings covering the whole underside of the floor or roof or
parts thereof.
This standard describes product characteristics, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling for:
a) the membrane intended to be used as it is, with no addition of products when installed;
b) the membrane kit i.e. the membrane placed onto the market together with a material to be installed in,
above or below the membrane.
It includes test methods, methods of evaluation and classification of performance as well as provisions for the
evaluation of conformity and for the marking of the products to the requirements of this European standard.
Membrane components and baffles intended for installation directly to the ceiling or vertically on existing walls
are also covered by this standard in so far that the intended use is not covered by any other existing European
Standard or European Technical Specification. Membrane components and baffles may be manufactured in
various shapes and forms.
Given that requirements are similar, in the absence of a product specification covering this particular use, the
evaluation methods used in this standard may also be used to establish the product performances for membrane
components used for lining.
This set of European Standards does not cover the following uses:
− elements that are suspended within a space that are intended for informative and/or decorative purposes
(including signage) and not performing a technical function of a suspended ceiling or lining as defined in
this standard.
− ceilings in mobile buildings and other forms of transportation;
− characteristics needed for special applications, for which additional characteristics other than covered by
this European Standard would need to be complied with;
− suspended ceilings intended for uses in ceilings subject to water penetration requirements
− ceilings used externally
− ceilings that can be walked on
− ceilings made from fire protective boards covered by ETAG 018 Part 4: Fire protective Board, Slab and Mat
products and Kits.;
- technical components (e.g. light fittings, ventilation and inspection hatches) not part of the product or kit
- in-situ formed ceilings, covered by other European technical specifications, for which it is the installer, not
the component manufacturer, who takes responsibility for ensuring that the complete installed system meets
any regulatory requirements to which it is subject;
NOTE This standard serves as a supporting standard for EN 13964-1 and as a stand-alone standard, permitting
manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with the requirements to affix CE marking and to place the products onto the
market in accordance with Regulation (EU) 305/2011 and to demonstrate compliance with the state-of-the-art requirements
for membranes and baffles intended to be components in suspended ceilings or used as free hanging units.
NOTE The membrane kit shall be tested as installed if this has an impact on the declared performances.

NOTE This standard does not cover design instructions for seismic zones

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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prEN 13964-3-0
00.98 Proposal for new project abandoned
Jul 16, 2021