NFPA 285 Proposed Revisions

Discussion created by insulstone on Jul 26, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2017 by cdafd

My company manufactures insulated wall cladding panels using EPS. We recently tested and became NFPA 285 compliant at a total cost of over $50,000. I recently read NFPA 285 was being revised to require vertical seams in the center of the window opening. We considered this when testing and placed vertical seams in the center 1/3 of the window width above the window. The new proposed revision indicates the center of the window. Technically, it sounds like this would require re-testing. Who would I need to contact to have this wording reconsidered to locate the vertical seams in a broader area than just (the center). It seems the center 1/3 is the "hot zone" and and accomplishes the desired result. I hate to have to spend another $50,000 when it accomplishes no purpose.