|Document ID (ISN)||55999|
|Convention or series no.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
||Investigation into the ignition and melting characteristics of apparel fabrics subjected to a radiative heat flux
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Sep. 1990. 79p. Illus. 43 ref.
||This report reviews the literature on the ignition and melting characteristics of everyday clothing subjected to a radiative heat flux and provides a methodology whereby ignition and melting times may be predicted and the minimum critical heat flux for ignition/melting be determined. The predicted ignition/melting behaviour of fabrics subjected to a radiative heat flux is compared with experimentally obtained data. The methodology is discussed and recommendations as to how it may be improved are outlined.
||textiles; radiant heat; fire hazards; flammability
||literature survey; prediction formulae; flammability testing
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Heat and cold