11 peer-reviewed papers cover various issues related to uncertainty in fire standards and how different parties, such as testing laboratories, enforcement authorities, manufacturers, and practicing engineers, incorporate uncertainty into their use of results from fire safety tests and calculations. It also examines the larger implications of different approaches and provides overviews of some of the newest methods and approaches for handling uncertainty.
A perspective on the way that measurement uncertainty rules are applied
Difficulties in estimating precision for ASTM E119, ASTM’s most used standard fire test
Uncertainty measurement issues for ASTM E84, ASTM’s second most used standard fire test
Uses of uncertainty in fire modeling and other fire protection engineering calculations
Contribution of heat flux gages to uncertainty in heat flux measurements
Proposed new ASTM guide to translate uncertainty and variation considerations into guidance on the continued use of, or the need for new, fire test reports
And much more!
Measurement Uncertainty in Fire Tests— A Fire Laboratory Point of View
Curkeet R., Trevino J.
Measurement Uncertainty and Statistical Process Control for the Steiner Tunnel (UL 723, ASTM E84)
Ghi P., Laymon R., Resing J., Sloan D.
Fire Pattern Repeatability: A Study in Uncertainty
Fleischmann C., Madrzykowski D.
In Search of Standard Reference Materials for ASTM E05 Fire Standards
Alvares N., Hasegawa H.
Heat Flux Measurements and Their Uncertainty in a Large-Scale Fire Test
Lam C., Weckman E.
Paper ID: STP1541-EB