Eleven peer-reviewed papers highlight the latest research and modifications for conducting standardized fire testing. It provides an understanding and appreciation for the results of standard fire tests and properly addresses the hazards associated with future technological advances.
By standardizing the testing, the performance of different materials, systems, and assemblies, using the latest available technologies, could be compared directly. These test standards are continuously being updated to reflect improvements in materials technologies and testing capabilities.
This collection of papers provide an overview of what types of testing have we conducted, what advances in testing capabilities we have encountered, and how we have reacted to new material technologies to ensure the test specimen performance is being evaluated properly.
Using Directional Flame Thermometers for Measuring Thermal Exposure
Beck J., Keltner N., Nakos J.
Fire Performance Testing of Building Element Interfaces and Connections
Iwankiw N., Parker A.
Cone Calorimeter—A Cautionary Tale
Hermesky M., Murrell J.
Heat Release Testing of Consumer Products
A Materials Science-Based Approach to Characterizing Fire Resistive Materials
Bentz D., Flynn D., Hunston D., Prasad K., Tan K., White C.
Measuring Properties for Material Decomposition Modeling
Cain C., Lattimer B.
Paper ID: STP1517-EB