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ID (ISN) del documento109064
Número CIS 09-168
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Raj P.K.
Título A review of the criteria for people exposure to radiant heat flux from fires
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2008, Vol.159, No.1, p.61-71. Illus. 28 ref.
Resumen This article reviews the available literature on skin burns caused by radiant heat exposure. The associated thermal and spectral properties of human skin are discussed. The basis for the United States regulatory setting of 5kW/m2 for evaluating distances for the exposure of persons to radiant heat effects of large fires is discussed. An example calculation is provided to show the extent of reduction in the hazard distance to specified radiant heat flux from a fire when the spectral reflection and absorption properties of skin are considered, with and without the inclusion of the mitigating effects of clothing. The results indicate that hazard distances calculated including the reflective and band absorptive properties (in IR wavelength) of skin results in a reduction of between 30 and 50% in the hazard distances obtained using the current methodology.
Descriptores (primarios) riesgos de incendio; calor radiante; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; comentario de norma; Estados Unidos; instituciones publicas de prevencion
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Incendios, explosiones
Fisiología del trabajo
Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Exposure evaluation
Heat and cold
Incendios