Performance of protective linings for polystyrene insulation in a corner wall test

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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Technology
ISSN0015-2684
Volume17
Issue2
Pages8597; # of pages: 13
Subjectpolystyrene; flammability; flammability tests; flame spread; lining; insulating products; Walls
AbstractCorner tests on assemblies of protected polystyrene foam showed that the addition of any covering material having a flame spread classification of less than 150 as measured by the 7.6 m tunnel test was beneficial in terms of reducing the rate of early fire spread. During the formation phase of the fire, this type of assembly posed no more danger than a similar construction using glass fibre insulation. Following flashover, however, the exposed polystyrene foam contributed significantly to the fire whereas the glass fibre did not.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1011
NRC number19759
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NPARC number20378482
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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