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    Noncombustibility—Its Definition, Measurement, and Applications

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    The long history of the application of the concept “noncombustibility” in the building field was sufficient to justify drafting a recommendation for a noncombustibility test that would serve to define and measure the lack of “reaction to fire” of construction materials. A short description of the ISO noncombustibility test (R 1182) is provided, as well as a critical analysis which discusses its main features in terms of their weaknesses and advantages.


    fires, fire resistance, fire safety, combustion, flammability, flammability testing, buildings, construction materials, building codes

    Author Information:

    Herpol, GA
    Professorheadchairman, State University of GhentLaboratory of Fuels, Combustion and Heat Transfer, Faculty of Applied Sciences, State University of Ghent,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32092S