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