A fire damper is placed in ductwork and will close if heat is detected, and restrict the passage of fire. The purpose of a fire damper is to maintain the fire rating of rated barriers (walls, partitions, floors) when they are penetrated by ductwork.
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - E
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
Flame resistance is the characteristic of a fabric to resist ignition and to self-extinguish if ignited. As opposed to fire or flame retardant.
Or sometimes called “fire retardant”. A chemical, process, or other treatment applied to reduce flammability or make a product or finish ﬂame resistant.
Also known as memory foam, flexible polyurethane foam has an open cell structure allowing the foam to conform to shapes, dampen vibrations and absorb shock.
This test measures a carpet’s ability to spread flame in a corridor or exit way when a fully developed fire is nearby. This test also measures the distance of any flame spread that occurs.