Determining moisture content and calculating its effect on fire endurance

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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Study
ISSN0077-5495
Volume17
Pages15 , 3 figs.
SubjectFire
AbstractFor some time there has been an effort to set, by the time of a fire test, the moisture content in fire test specimens close to a level corresponding to that in equilibrium with a surrounding atmosphere of 50 per cent relative humidity (at room temperature). For a great many test specimens, however, it is impossible, at least with the present conditioning techniques, to achieve this moisture condition within a reasonably short time (say in six months) without inhibiting some chemical processes related to the maturing of the specimen, or in other words, without falsifying the characteristics of the material.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierFS-17
NRC number9670
1737
NPARC number20377446
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Record created2012-07-24
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