This section is a summary of the results of all the NOVAWALL Systems, Inc. Fire and Acoustical tests.
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NOVAWALL Systems Inc. is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and sits on the ASTM E 84 committee. NOVAWALL has researched national and local fire code requirements extensively.
Fire safety requirements for site fabricated stretch fabric systems fabric have been established by the Life Safety Code and have been implemented into the IBC 2009 and the IFC 2009. Testing for stretched fabric applications must be done in accordance with the Steiner Tunnel Test procedure ASTM E-84 using the ASTM E2573 specimen mounting procedure. Neither NFPA 701nor CAL-117 can be used to certify fabrics for installation with any panel fabric system.
Test samples must be built to expose a longitudinal midseam to the flame for the entire 10 minute length of the test, as per ASTM E2573-07 mounting method, representing a typical installed system. All NOVAWALL systems are tested with a longitudinal midseam requirement to ensure complete compliance with the test standards.
Installation of stretched-fabric panel systems in non-sprinkled spaces requires compliance with NFPA-265 (Corner Burn Test). The NFPA-265 Test Report for NOVAWALL’S 1” thick panel system certifies compliance with this standard.
Superior acoustical performance using the NOVAWALL system is due to:
- A thin NOVAWALL extrusion profile minimizing the reflection of sound energy
- Flexibility to specify precise system thickness
- Flexibility to specify a wide range of acoustical core materials
The acoustical performance of the application will vary based on all of these factors.