A System to Evaluate Fire Hazards of Materials Using a Small-Scale and Full-Scale Fire Test Methods

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358877
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-649
Physical description18 p.
SubjectFire; Performance of:; Feu
AbstractSeveral small-scale test methods are available to determine the fire hazard of materials.Small-scale tests, however, do not always reflect full-scale fire behaviour. Over the last few years, a number of papers have been published regarding this relationship between small-scale and fullscale tests. This report critically reviews those publications and examines the National Fire Laboratory's test results in an attempt to find a method of classifying materials for their fire hazard. Two small-scale test methods (Cone and OSU) were evaluated and compared. A classification system, which relates cone calorimeter results to full-scale room burn results, is proposed
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-4915
NPARC number20358877
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Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2017-06-14
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