Civil Engineer and reader, State University of GhentChef de Travaux, Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Fuel Technology,
Pages: 21 Published: Jan 1972
Methods standardized in some countries have not withstood critical comparative testing by an international body. After explaining what reaction to fire of a building material really means, the proposed test method is discussed. The necessary equipment as well as the test methodology are described. The necessity for introduction of a reaction to fire index, in which the majority of relevant material properties are included, is explained. Calculation of test data is defined and the reaction to fire indices of a series of materials are given. Reproducibility of the test method seems to be good.
fires, fire resistance, flammability, flammability testing, building codes, construction materials
Paper ID: STP32089S