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Document ID (ISN)55999
CIS number 91-965
ISBN(s) 0-85-356350-0
Year 1990
Convention or series no. SRD/HSE/R 536
Author(s) Boydell W.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
Title Investigation into the ignition and melting characteristics of apparel fabrics subjected to a radiative heat flux
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Sep. 1990. 79p. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) textiles; radiant heat; fire hazards; flammability
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; prediction formulae; flammability testing
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Fires