STP422

    Smoke Contribution Factor in Fire Hazard Classification of Building Materials

    Published: Jan 1967


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    Abstract

    The use of tunnel test to classify smoke produced by surface burning is examined. The tunnel test ratings have been compared with the impressions of persons exposed to the same conditions. New concept of smoke collection for measurement was used to make comparisons. Results indicate considerable errors in interpretation of tunnel test results are prevalent. Suggest new basis for interpretation of results and a new method of measurement.

    Keywords:

    fire tests, smoke, tunnel test, building materials, smoke density


    Author Information:

    Shern, J. H.
    Captain, Engineering and Research Section, Los Angeles, Calif


    Paper ID: STP41307S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41307S


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