Effects of insulation on fire safety

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 218
Subjectthermal insulation; fire safety
AbstractWith the increase in the use of thermal insulation, the effects of these materials on fire safety is becoming more important. This digest is a summary of Chapter 5 of the National Fire Protection Association Fire Protection Handbook. It describes the effects of insulation on the dissipation of heat from heat producing objects or ignited finishes, foamed plastic and attic insulation, smoke and toxic gases and structural failure.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Effects of Insulation on Fire Safety
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number4157
NPARC number20329037
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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