2000D0367 — EN — 12.04.2011 — 002.001


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►B

COMMISSION DECISION

of 3 May 2000

implementing Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards the classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof

(notified under document number C(2000) 1001)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2000/367/EC)

(OJ L 133, 6.6.2000, p.26)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

►M1

Commission Decision of 27 August 2003

  L 218

51

30.8.2003

►M2

Commission Decision of 11 April 2011

  L 97

49

12.4.2011


Corrected by:

 C1

Corrigendum, OJ L 219, 14.8.2001, p. 30  (367/2000)




▼B

COMMISSION DECISION

of 3 May 2000

implementing Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards the classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof

(notified under document number C(2000) 1001)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2000/367/EC)



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products ( 1 ), as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC ( 2 ), and in particular Articles 3, 6 and 20 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 3(2) and (3) of Directive 89/106/EEC state that, in order to take account of different levels of protection for the construction works that may prevail at national, regional or local levels, each essential requirement may give rise to the establishment of classes of the interpretative documents. Those documents have been published as the Communication of the Commission with regard to the interpretative documents of Council Directive 89/106/EEC ( 3 ).

(2)

Paragraph 4.2.1 of interpretative document No 2 justifies the need for different levels of the essential requirement ‘Safety in case of fire’ as a function of the type, use and location of the construction work, its layout and the availability of the emergency facilities.

(3)

Paragraph 2.2 of interpretative document No 2 lists a number of interrelated measures for the satisfaction of the essential requirement ‘Safety in case of fire’ that together contribute to define the fire safety strategy that can be developed in different ways in Member States.

(4)

Paragraph 4.3.1.3 of interpretative document No 2 identifies one of these measures prevailing in Member States that relates to the resistance to fire performance of construction products and/or parts of construction works.

(5)

To enable the resistance to fire performance of construction products and construction works or parts thereof to be evaluated, the harmonised solution consists in a system of classes that is included in interpretative document No 2.

(6)

This system of classes has been adapted to technical progress in a mandate from the Commission to the European standardisation bodies, CEN and Cenelec.

(7)

Article 6(3) of Directive 89/106/EEC states that the Member States may determine the performance levels to be observed in their territory only within the classifications adopted at Community level and only subject to the use of all or some classes or one class.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Construction,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:



Article 1

The classification system adopted at Community level for the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof shall be as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.




ANNEX

DEFINITIONS, TESTS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

The relevant definitions, tests and performance criteria are fully described in, or referenced from, the European standards referred to in this Annex.

SYMBOLS



R

Load-bearing capacity

E

Integrity

I

Insulation

W

Radiation

M

Mechanical action

C

Self-closing

S

Smoke leakage

P or PH

Continuity of power and/or signal supply

G

Soot fire resistance

K

Fire protection ability

▼M1

D

Stability duration under constant temperature

DH

Stability duration under the standard time-temperature curve

F

Functionality of powered smoke and heat ventilators

B

Functionality of natural smoke and heat ventilators

▼B

Notes

1. The following classifications are expressed in minutes unless otherwise specified.

2. The European standards EN 13501-2, EN 13501-3 ►M1  , EN 13501-4 ◄ (classification) and EN 1992-1.2, EN 1993-1.2, EN 1994-1.2, EN 1995-1.2, EN 1996-1.2, EN 1999-1.2 (Eurocodes) referred to in this Decision shall be subject to the same safeguard procedures as described in Article 5(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC.

CLASSIFICATIONS

1.   Load-bearing elements without a fire separating function



Applies to

walls, floors, roofs, beams, columns, balconies, stairs, walkways

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1365-1,2,3,4,5,6; EN 1992-1.2; EN 1993-1.2; EN 1994-1.2; EN 1995-1.2; EN 1996-1.2; EN 1999-1.2

Classification:

R

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

360

Notes

2.   Load-bearing elements with a fire-separating function



Applies to

Walls

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1365-1; EN 1992-1.2; EN 1993-1.2; EN 1994-1.2; EN 1995-1.2; EN 1996-1.2; EN 1999-1.2

Classification:

RE

 

20

30

 

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

REI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

REI-M

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

REW

 

20

30

 

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

Notes



Applies to

floors and roofs

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1365-2; EN 1992-1.2; EN 1993-1.2; EN 1994-1.2; EN 1995-1.2; EN 1999-1.2

Classification:

▼M1

R

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

▼B

RE

 

20

30

 

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

REI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

►M1  360 ◄

Notes

3.   Products and systems for protecting load-bearing elements or parts of the works

▼M2



Applies to

ceilings with no independent fire resistance

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; prEN 13381-1

Classification: expressed in the same terms as the load-bearing element being protected

Notes

If also fulfilling the requirement with regard to the ‘semi-natural’ fire, the symbol ‘sn’ is added to the classification.



Applies to

fire protective coatings, boards, renderings, claddings and screens

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; prEN 13381-2 to 8

Classification: expressed in the same terms as the load-bearing element being protected

Notes

▼B

4.   Non-loadbearing elements or parts of works and products therefor

▼M2



Applies to

partitions (including partitions incorporating uninsulated portions, and cavity barriers)

Standard(s)

EN13501-2; EN 1364-1 (1); EN 1992-1-2; EN 1993-1-2; EN 1994-1-2; EN 1995-1-2; EN 1996-1-2; EN 1999-1-2

Classification: -

 

E

 

20

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EI-M

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

180

240

 

EW

 

20

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

Notes

(1)   For cavity barriers this standard is complemented by EOTA TR 031.

▼B



Applies to

ceilings with independent fire resistance

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1364-2

Classification:

EI

15

 

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

Notes

The classification is completed by ‘(a → b)’, ‘(b → a)’, or ‘(a ↔ b)’ to indicate whether the element has been tested and fulfils the requirements from above or below only or both.



Applies to

facades (curtain walls) and external walls (including glazed elements)

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1364-3,4,5,6; EN 1992-1.2; EN 1993-1.2; EN 1994-1.2; EN 1995-1.2; EN 1996-1.2; EN 1999-1.2

Classification:

E

15

 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

EI

15

 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

EW

 

20

30

 

60

 
 
 
 
 

Notes

The classification is completed by ‘(i → o)’, ‘(o → i)’, or ‘(i ↔ o)’ to indicate whether the element has been tested and fulfils the requirements from the inside or outside only or both.

Where required, mechanical stability means that there are no falling parts liable to cause personal injury during the time for the E or EI classification.



Applies to

raised floors

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1366-6

Classification:

R

15

 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RE

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REI

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes

The classification is completed by the addition of the suffix ‘f’ to indicate full fire resistance or ‘r’ to indicate exposure to the reduced constant temperature exposure only.



Applies to

penetration seals and linear gap seals

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1366-3,4

Classification:

E

15

 

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

Notes



Applies to

fire doors and shutters (including those that incorporate glazing and hardware) and their closing devices

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1634-1

Classification:

E

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EW

 

20

30

 

60

 
 
 
 
 

Notes

The I classification is completed by the addition of the suffix ‘1’ or ‘2’ to indicate which definition of insulation is used. The addition of the symbol ‘C’ indicates that the product also satisfies the ‘self-closing’ criterion (pass/fail test)  (1).

(1)   The ‘C’ classification may be complemented by the digits 0 to 5 according to the use category. Details shall be included in the relevant product technical specification.



Applies to

smoke control doors

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1634-3

Classification: S200 or Sa depending upon the test conditions fulfilled

Notes

The addition of the symbol ‘C’ indicates that the product also satisfies the ‘self-closing’ criterion (pass/fail test)  (1).

(1)   The ‘C’ classification may be complemented by the digits 0 to 5 according to the use category. Details shall be included in the relevant product technical specification.



Applies to

closures for conveyers and trackbound transportation systems

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1366-7

Classification:

E

15

 

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EW

 

20

30

 

60

 
 
 
 
 

Notes

►M1  The I classification is completed by the addition of the suffix ‘1’ or ‘2’ to indicate which definition of insulation is used. An I classification shall be generated for those cases where the test specimen is a pipe or duct configuration with no assessment of the closure for the conveyor system. The addition of the symbol ‘C’ indicates that the product also satisfies the ‘self-closing’ criterion (pass/fail test) (1)  ◄ .

(1)   The ‘C’ classification may be complemented by the digits 0 to 5 according to the use category. Details shall be included in the relevant product technical specification.



Applies to

service ducts and shafts

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 1366-5

Classification:

E

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

Notes

The classification is completed by ‘(i → o)’, ‘(o → i)’, or ‘(i ↔ o)’ to indicate whether the element has been tested and fulfils the requirements from the inside or outside only or both. In addition, the symbols ‘ve’ and/or ‘ho’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use.



Applies to

chimneys

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 13216

Classification: G + distance in mm (e.g. G 50)

Notes

Distance not required for built-in products.

▼M1



Applies to

Wall and ceiling coverings

Standard(s)

EN 13501-2; EN 14135

Classification:

K1

10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K2

10

 

30

 

60

 
 
 
 
Notes

The suffixes ‘1’ and ‘2’ indicate which substrates, fire behaviour criteria and extension rules are used in this classification.

▼B

5.   Products for use in ventilation systems (excluding smoke and heat exhaust ventilation)



Applies to

ventilation ducts

Standard(s)

EN 13501-3; EN 1366-1

Classification:

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

E

 
 

30

 

60

 
 
 
 
 

Notes

The classification is completed by ‘(i → o)’, ‘(o → i)’, or ‘(i ↔ o)’ to indicate whether the element has been tested and fulfils the requirements from the inside or outside only or both. In addition, the symbols ‘ve’ and/or ‘ho’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use. The addition of the symbol ‘S’ indicates the satisfaction of an extra restriction on leakage.



Applies to

fire dampers

Standard(s)

EN 13501-3; EN 1366-2

Classification:

EI

15

20

30

45

60

90

120

180

240

 

E

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

Notes

The classification is completed by ‘(i → o)’, ‘(o → i)’, or ‘(i ↔ o)’ to indicate whether the element has been tested and fulfils the requirements from the inside or outside only or both. In addition, the symbolts ‘ve’ and/or ‘ho’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use. The addition of the symbol ‘S’ indicates the satisfaction of an extra restriction on leakage.

6.   Products to be used within services



Applies to

electrical and fibre-optic cables and accessories;

conduits and fire protective systems for cables

Standard(s)

EN 13501-3

Classification:

P

15

 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

Notes



Applies to

small diameter power or signal cables or systems (<20 mm diameter and with conductor sizes ≤2.5 mm2)

Standard(s)

EN 13501-3; EN 50200

Classification:

PH

15

 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

Notes

▼M1

7.   Products to be used in smoke and heat control systems

The standards cited in this section are under preparation and may be due to revision or upgrade.



Applies to

Single compartment smoke control ducts

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1, 2, 3; EN 1366-9 EN 12101-7

Classification: —

E300

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

E600

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 
Notes

The classification is completed by the suffix ‘single’ to indicate suitability for single compartment use only.

In addition, the symbols, ‘ve’ and/or ‘ho’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use.

‘S’ indicates a leakage rate of less than 5 m3/hr/m2 (All ducts without an ‘S’ classification must have a leakage rate of less than 10 m3/hr/m2)

‘500’, ‘1 000’, ‘1 500’ indicate the suitability for use up to these values of pressure, measured at ambient.



Applies to

Multi-compartment fire resistant smoke control ducts

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1, 2, 3; EN 1366-8; EN 12101-7

Classification: —

EI

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 
Notes

The classification is completed by the suffix ‘multi’ to indicate suitability for multi-compartment use.

In addition, the symbols ‘ve’ and/or ‘ho’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use.

‘S’ indicates a leakage rate of less than 5 m3/hr/m2 (All ducts without an ‘S’ classification must have a leakage rate of less than 10 m3/hr/m2)

‘500’, ‘1 000’, ‘1 500’ indicate the suitability for use up to these values of pressure, measured at ambient.



Applies to

Single compartment smoke control dampers

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1, 3; EN 1366- 9, 10; EN 12101-8

Classification: —

E300

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

E600

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 
Notes

The classification is completed by the suffix ‘single’ to indicate suitability for single compartment use.

‘HOT 400/30’ (high operational temperature) indicates that the damper has the ability to be opened or closed during a period of 30 minutes under temperature conditions below 400 °C (to be used only with E600 classification).

‘ved’, ‘vew’‘vedw’ and/or ‘hod’, ‘how’‘hodw’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use, together with mounting in a duct or in a wall or both respectively.

‘S’ indicates a leakage rate of less than 200 m3/hr/m2. All dampers without an ‘S’ classification must have a leakage rate of less than 360 m3/hr/m2. All damper less than 200 m3/hr/m2 take this value, all dampers between 200 m3/hr/m2 and 360 m3/hr/m2 take the 360 m3/hr/m2 value. Leakage rates are both at ambient and elevated temperatures.

‘500’, ‘1 000’, ‘1 500’ indicates the suitability for use up to at these values of under pressure, measured at ambient.

‘AA’ or ‘MA’ indicates automatic activation or manual intervention

‘i→o’, ‘i ←o’, ‘i ↔o’, indicates the performance criteria are satisfied from inside to outside, outside to inside or both respectively.

‘C300’, ‘C10000’, ‘Cmod’ indicates the suitability of the damper for use in smoke control only systems combined smoke control and environmental systems, or modulating dampers used in combined smoke control and environmental systems respectively.



Applies to

Multi-compartment fire resistant smoke control dampers

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1, 2, 3; EN 1366-2, 8, 10; EN 12101-8

Classification:

EI

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 

E

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 
 
Notes

The classification is completed by the suffix ‘multi’ to indicate suitability for multi-compartment use.

‘HOT 400/30’ (high operational temperature) indicates that the damper has the ability to be opened or closed during a period of 30 minutes under temperature conditions below 400 °C.

‘ved’, ‘vew’‘vedw’ and/or ‘hod’, ‘how’‘hodw’ indicate the suitability for vertical and/or horizontal use, together with mounting in a duct or in a wall or both respectively.

‘S’ indicates a leakage rate of less than 200 m3/hr/m2. All dampers without an ‘S’ classification must have a leakage rate of less than 360 m3/hr/m2. All damper less than 200 m3/hr/m2 take this value, all dampers between 200 m3/hr/m2 and 360 m3/hr/m2 take the 360 m3/hr/m2 value. Leakage rates are both at ambient and elevated temperatures.

‘500’, ‘1 000’, ‘1 500’ indicates the suitability for use up to these values of pressure, measured at ambient.

‘AA’ or ‘MA’ indicates automatic activation or manual intervention

‘i→o’, ‘i ←o’, ‘i ↔o’, indicates that the performance criteria are satisfied from inside to outside, outside to inside or both, respectively.

‘C300’, ‘C10000’, ‘Cmod’ indicates the suitability of the damper for use in smoke control only systems, combined smoke control and environmental systems, or modulating dampers used in combined smoke control and environmental systems, respectively.



Applies to

Smoke barriers

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1, 2; EN 12101-1

Classification: D

D600

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 

A

DH

 
 

30

 

60

90

120

 
 

A

Notes

‘A’ can be any time over 120 minutes.



Applies to

Powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilators (fans), connecting joints

Standard(s)

EN13501-4; EN 1363-1; EN 12101-3; ISO 834-1

Classification: F

F200

 
 
 
 
 
 

120

 
 
 

F300

 
 
 
 

60

 
 
 
 
 

F400

 
 
 
 
 

90

120

 
 
 

F600

 
 
 
 

60

 
 
 
 
 

F842

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes



Applies to

Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators

Standard(s)

EN 13501-4; EN 1363-1; EN 12101-2

Classification: B

B300

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

B600

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bθ

 
 

30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes

Where θ indicates the exposure condition (temperature).



( 1 ) OJ L 40, 11.2.1989, p. 12.

( 2 ) OJ L 220, 30.8.1993, p. 1.

( 3 ) OJ C 62, 28.2.1994, p. 1.