SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1961

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


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.

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Wilson, JA
Factory Mutual Engineering Division, Norwood, Mass.
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Developed by Committee: E05
Pages: 60–82
DOI: 10.1520/STP39390S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5678-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-5677-7