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Document ID (ISN)67113
CIS number 96-1446
ISBN(s) 0-85295-328-3
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hymes I., Boydell W., Prescott B.
Title Thermal radiation: Physiological and pathological effects
Bibliographic information Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1996. vii, 130p. Illus. 57 ref. Index. Price: GBP 30.00.
Abstract This report presents data on the effects of thermal radiation for use in the assessment of hazards from fires and fireballs. Contents: general effects of fires and fireballs and physiological implications; basic principles of thermal radiation and effects on man; properties and biological role of skin; pathological damage from thermal radiation; prognosis of burn injury victims; application of burn data to thermal radiation hazard situations; significance of clothing in exposure to thermal radiation; ignition and melting characteristics of clothing fabrics; nature of burn injury from burning clothing; attenuation and mitigation of thermal radiation.
Descriptors (primary) fire; radiant heat; major hazards; thermal burns
Descriptors (secondary) threshold of pain; prognosis; clothing; biological effects; accident descriptions; protection against heat; physiology of skin
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) Major hazards
Heat and cold
Fires