prEN 1366-3

Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 3: Penetration seals

General information

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CEN/TC 127 Fire safety in buildings

European Norm

13.220.50   Fire-resistance of building materials and elements


This part of the EN 1366 series specifies a method of test and criteria for the evaluation (including field of direct application rules) of the ability of a penetration seal to maintain the fire resistance of a separating element at the position at which it has been penetrated by a service or services. Penetration seals used to seal gaps around chimneys, air ventilation systems, fire rated ventilation ducts, fire rated service ducts, shafts and smoke extraction ducts as well as combined penetration seals are excluded from this part of the EN 1366 series. Supporting constructions are used in this part of the EN 1366 series to represent separating elements such as walls or floors. These simulate the interaction between the test specimen and the separating element into which the sealing system is to be installed in practice.
This part of the EN 1366 series is used in conjunction with EN 1363-1.
The purpose of a test described in this part of the EN 1366 series is to assess the integrity and insulation performance of the penetration seal, of the penetrating service or services and of the separating element in the surrounding area of the penetration seal.
No information can be implied by the test concerning the influence of the inclusion of such penetrations and penetration seals on the loadbearing capacity of the separating element.
It is assumed that in each case the lintel above a penetration seal in the wall is designed in hot and cold state in a way that it does not apply any additional vertical load on the penetration seal.
It is not the intention of this test to provide quantitative information on the rate of leakage of smoke and/or hot gases or on the transmission or generation of fumes. Such phenomena are only to be noted in the test report in describing the general behaviour of test specimens during the test.
Tests in accordance with this part of the EN 1366 series are not intended to supply any information on the ability of the penetration seal to withstand stress caused by movements or displacements of the penetrating services.
The risk of spread of fire downwards caused by burning material, which drips through a pipe downwards to floors below, cannot be assessed with this test.
Tests in accordance with this part of the EN 1366 series do not address any risks associated with leakage of dangerous liquids or gases caused by failure of the pipe(s) in case of fire.
Tests in accordance with this part of the EN 1366 series of pipe penetration seals for pipes of pneumatic dispatch systems, pressurised air systems etc. simulate a situation where the systems are shut off in case of fire.
Explanatory notes to this test method are given in Annex H.
All values given without tolerances in this Standard are nominal ones unless otherwise specified.

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

Life cycle


EN 1366-3:2009


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