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FlameTech™ FRT

Class A Rated FlameTech™ Fire Retardant Treated Wood Products

FlameTech™ fire retardant lumber and plywood products have been tested, certified and listed with QAI Laboratories and Intertek Laboratories, both of which are prominent, internationally accredited testing agencies.

Ongoing Independent Third Party Inspections

Timber Product Inspection (TPI) provides ongoing random follow-up inspections to assure compliance with AWPA standards for FlameTech™ fire retardant treatment and the required quality control metrics for FlameTech™ fire retardant chemical, physical treating parameters and kiln drying.

Building Code Compliant

All FlameTech™ fire retardant lumber and plywood meet ICC AC66 requirements and as such are compliant with major building codes. Always check with applicable building codes to determine what specific criteria are required for any given locality or job.

American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) Compliance

FlameTech Fire Retardant wood products comply with AWPA UC-1 and UCFA use category system. FlameTech treatment process meets the AWPA T1 standard and FlameTech chemical has been analyzed by Timber Products Inspection (TPI) to determine that the chemical components meet AWPA P-50 protocol.

Summary of Performance and Testing Data

Testing and Approvals

ASTM D3201 – Standard Test Method for Hydroscopic Properties of Fire-Retardant Wood and Wood-Base Products

ASTM D5516 – Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Flexural Properties of Fire-Retardant Treated Softwood Plywood Exposed to Elevated Temperatures

ASTM D5664 – Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effects of Fire-Retardant Treatments and Elevated Temperatures on Strength Properties of Fire-Retardant Treated Lumber

ASTM D6305 – Standard Practice for Calculating Bending Strength Design Adjustment Factors for Fire Retardant Treat Plywood Roof Sheathing

ASTM D6841 – Standard Practice for Calculating Treatment Adjustment Factors for Fire Retardant Treated Lumber

ASTM E84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials ASTM 2768 – Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials ASTM E119 – Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

AWPA Compliance

FlameTech™ Fire Retardant meets or exceeds the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standard FR2. The AWPA essentially creates all of the treating standards or protocol for the wood treating industry.

AWPA E12 – Standard Method of Determining the Corrosion of Metal in contact with wood

AWPA M4 – Standard for Care of Preservative Treated Wood Products

AWPA P50 – Standard for Fire Retardant FR-2 (FR-2)

AWPA T1 – Use Category System: Processing and Treatment Standard AWPA U1 – Use Category System: User Specifications for Treated Wood CCRR – FlameTech Fire Retardant Treatment – Intertek

Intertek CCRR-1088 FlameTech Fire Retardant Treatment – Intertek

Intertek ASTM E84/ASTM E2768 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

Intertek ASTM E119 – Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Building Construction and Materials

QAI ASTM E84/ASTM E2768 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

Strength Testing

FlameTech Fire Retardant lumber products have been tested for strength using the ASTM D-5664 standard. FlameTech Fire Retardant plywood products have been tested for strength using ASTM D-5516 standard.These test results provided by Timber Products Inspection (TPI).The results of these testes have been reviewed by QAI Laboratories and Intertek Laboratories. The resulting strength reduction factors were determined by ASTM D-6841 for the lumber and ASTM D-6305 for the plywood. Treatment Adjustment Factor per Testing to ASTM D-5516 and Calculated to ASTM D-6305 ASTM D-5516 table

 
  1. Load and span ratings developed in accordance with ASTM D5516 and calculated in accordance with ADTM D6305.

  2. All loads are based on two-span condition with strength axis perpendicular to supports.

  3. Panel edge support shall be required for roof sheathing. Panel edge clips when used shall be installed as follows: one midway between supports for 24-inch and 32-inch spans, two at 1/3-points between supports for 48-inch span.

    Clips must be manufactured for the plywood thickness used.

  4. Fastener size and spacing shall be as required in the applicable building code for untreated plywood of the same thickness.

  5. For low-sloped or flat roofs with membrane or built-up roofing having a perm rating of less than 0.2: use rigid insulation having a minimum R-value of 4.0 between the sheathing and the roofing, or use the next thicker panel than the tabulated for the span and load. (i.e. 19/32” for 24”;23/32” for 32”); and use a continuous ceiling air barrier and vapor retarder with a perm rating less than 0.2 on the bottom of the roof framing above the ceiling finish.

  6. Flame Tech treated plywood must not be used as roof sheathing if a radiant shield is used beneath the roof sheathing.

  7. The total allowable load is the sum of the live and dead loads at maximum span.

  8. 15/32” and ½” plywood limited to 4-ply. 19/32”and 5/8” plywood is limited to 4-ply and 5-ply. 23/32” and 23/32” and

    ¾” plywood is limited to 5-ply and 7-ply.

  9. Uniform load deflection limitations 1/180 of span under live load plus dead load, 1/240 under live load only.

  10. Subfloor is limited to 100 psf. maximum live load.

  11. Climate Zone Definition

    1. Zone 1- Minimum design load or maximum ground snow load up to 20 psf.

    2. Zone 1A – South West Arizona, South East Nevada (area bounded by Las Vegas-Yuma-Phoenix-Tucson).

    3. Zone 1B – All other qualifying areas of the Continental United States.

    4. Zone 2 – Minimum ground snow load over 20psf. 3

Treatment Adjustment Factor per testing to ASTM D-5664 and Calculated from ASTM D-6841

ASTM D-5664 table

 

(1) Treatment adjustment factors for test data developed in accordance with ASTM D5664 and calculated in accordance with ASTM D6841

ASTM D5664 Proc table

 
  1. Treatment adjustment factors for test data developed in accordance with ASTM D5664 and calculated in accordance with ASTM D6841

  2. Climate Zone Definition

    1. Zone 1 – Minimum design load or maximum ground snow load up to 20 psf.

    2. Zone 1A – South West Arizona, South East Nevada (area bounded by Las Vegas-Yuma-Phoenix-Tucson).

    3. Zone 1B – All other qualifying areas of the Continental United States.

    4. Zone 2 – Minimum ground snow load over 20psf.

Class A Rated

FlameTech™ Fire Retardant wood products have been certified by two different accredited testing agencies, QAI Laboratories and Intertek Laboratories, to meet the requirements of ASTM E-84 and ASTM E-2768.

Applications/Uses

As long as relative humidity is not expected to exceed 95% for extended or prolonged periods, the following are typical uses for FlameTech™ Fire Retardant wood.
  • Interior walls
  • Exterior load bearing walls
  • Studs/framing
  • Roofdecks/sheathing
  • Subfloors
  • Trusses
  • Joists
  • Blocking/furring
  • Millwork

Handling Consideration

FlameTech treated FRTW products have the same workability as untreated lumber products, requiring only the same tools and precautions used with regular wood products. Keep the following guide lines in mind when using and handling FlameTech FRTW products.

1) FlameTech wood should not be installed where it will be exposed to precipitation, direct moisture, or regular condensation.

2) FlameTech wood must never be installed or used in contact with the ground

3) When Storing FlameTech products, the material must be kept off the ground and covered to protect it from moisture and precipitation.

4) When painting or staining follow the paint or stain manufacture’s recommendations. Make sure the surface is clean and dry before application.

5) When using FlameTech FRTW products it is important to utilize the design vale adjustments listed in the guide.

Cutting to length, drilling and diagonal cuts, as well as light sanding are allowed. Exposed areas are not required to be field coated. Ripping dimensional lumber is not allowed.

1) Cutting of Lumber to length (cross-cutting and end cuts) are allowed. Holes and joints are also allowed.

2) Ripping of lumber along the length, such as ripping a 2×4 in to a 2×2 is not allowed. The cutting of a stair stringer is not allowed to be done after the lumber is treated as the effect is similar to ripping.

3) Milling of the lumber is not allowed. All milling and plaining must be done before treatment.

4) Cutting of plywood is allowed in any direction without restriction.

5) Light sanding of lumber and plywood is allowed to remove raised grain or to prepare for finishing.

6) Shaping or resurfacing must be done before treatment.

7) End Coating of any approved cut is not required

Warranty

FlameTech™ Fire Retardant plywood is covered by a limited warranty made available upon request.

View the Code Compliant Report.


View the Safety Data Sheet.
View the FlameTech™ Document.
View the FlameTech™ Warranty.
View the FlameTech™ Certificate of Treatment.
View the FlameTech™ VOC Statement.
View the FlameTech™ Intertek Certification.
View the FlameTech™ QAI Certification.

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