STP Published: 2010

Advances in the State of the Art of Fire Testing

Editor(s): Arthur J. Parker

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.

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Developed by Committee: E05
Pages: 253
DOI: 10.1520/STP1517-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7502-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-8426-8