A Thermal Analysis Method for Measuring Polymer Flammability

    Volume 3, Issue 4 (April 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Page Count: 18


    Lyon, RE
    Fire Safety Branch AAR-440, Federal Aviation Administration, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey

    Walters, RN
    SRA International, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    Stoliarov, SI
    SRA International, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    (Received 12 December 2005; accepted 19 January 2005)

    Abstract

    A thermal analysis method is presented in which controlled heating of polymer samples and complete combustion of the evolved gases are used to separately reproduce the condensed and gas phase processes of flaming combustion in a single laboratory test. Oxygen consumption calorimetry applied to the combustion gas stream gives the heat release rate history of the sample as a function of its temperature. The maximum rate of heat release and the temperature at which it occurs are polymer characteristics related to fire performance and flame resistance.


    Paper ID: JAI13895

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13895

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    Title A Thermal Analysis Method for Measuring Polymer Flammability
    Symposium Techniques in Thermal Analysis: Hyphenated Techniques, Thermal Analysis of the Surface, and Fast Rate, 2004-05-26
    Committee E37