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Document ID (ISN)104318
CIS number 05-679
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lacosta Berna J.M.
Title Fire safety in the European Union
Original title Seguridad contra incendios en la Unión Europea [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2005, Vol.25, No.97, p.29-39. Illus.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract This article describes the current situation with respect to fire prevention legislation and safety standards in the European Union. Contents: historical background; definition of Euroclasses (classification of construction materials according to their fire characteristics); description of fire tests to be carried out on various building materials (wallcovering, roofing, flooring and floorcovering); flash-over parameters; room corner test; sample and test preparation; contents of the future Spanish Technical Construction Code (Código technico de la edificación - CTE)
Descriptors (primary) European Union; fire prevention; building materials; fire resistance
Descriptors (secondary) smouldering; fire behaviour; legal aspects; classification; fire spread limitation; fire resistance testing; flammability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires