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Document ID (ISN)59535
CIS number 93-285
ISSN - Serial title 0950-4230 - Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wharton R.K.
Title A medium scale test method for assessing the fire hazard of flammable solid materials
Bibliographic information Oct. 1990, Vol.3, p.349-354. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract The medium-scale test method currently operated by the Health and Safety Executive as a means of assessing the fire hazard of flammable solids is described. The design and construction of the apparatus are outlined along with the means of temperature measurement, calibration, test procedure, and data collection and processing. The technique has been applied to a range of materials and the results, although specific to the apparatus, have proved useful in ranking relative fire performance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; flammable substances; flammability testing; solid fires; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires