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    Surface Flammability of Materials: A Survey of Test Methods and Comparison of Results

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    The fire hazard or surface flammability of materials is a matter of major interest to many public and private agencies. Although not a newly discovered phenomenon, most efforts to evaluate this property of materials quantitatively have taken place only in the past 25 years. These efforts have been uncoordinated, a considerable number of methods developed having little relation to one another or to actual fire conditions.

    Author Information:

    Wilson, JA
    Chief Construction Engineer, Factory Mutual Engineering Division, Norwood, Mass.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.32

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39390S