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.
NOTE EN 15882-5  deals with penetration seals including ducts and dampers.
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 intended to be 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 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 e.g. through a pipe downwards to floors below, is at present excluded from this document.
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 pipes 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, pressurized 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 document are nominal ones unless otherwise specified.
All pipe diameters are outside diameters unless otherwise specified.