Ten rules of fire endurance rating

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Journal titleFire Technology
Pages93102; # of pages: 10
Subjectfire resistance tests; building materials; building functional elements; air flow; load bearing elements; Performance of:
AbstractFire endurance tests alone cannot supply all the data needed for intelligent appraisal of fire resistant ratings of building elements. There are simply too many different types of assemblies and combinations of materials to classify them all through actual tests. Fortunately, the theory of fire endurance rating is sufficiently advanced to offer guidance in estimating fire endurance ratings. The author sets forth ten rules that may prove useful for quick assessment of the fire endurance of building elements when fire test data on the elements are not available.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8706
NPARC number20378695
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Record created2012-07-24
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