Flame Spread

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 45
Physical description5 p.
Subjectflame spread; fire compartments; flame spread ratings; building codes
AbstractIt is recognized that factors other than flammability of lining materials -- ventilation, the nature and distribution of the contents and geometry of a compartment -- can materially affect the development of a fire. When these are equal, however, fire will develop more rapidly in the compartment having the more flammable lining. The selection of materials for the interior linings of buildings is therefore an important consideration; it affects not only the safety of property but also the safety of the occupants. The hazard exists, as well, for those in other areas who may be trapped by a rapidly spreading fire.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : La propagation des flammes
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number920
NPARC number20324965
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Record identifier9ae306ca-0540-4675-b48e-bce3147d50f3
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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