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Document ID (ISN)67820
CIS number 96-2268
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1202-3
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 113/1996
Author(s) Foley M., Drysdale D.D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The use of small scale fire test data for the hazard assessment of bulk materials
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. iii, 80p. Illus. 34 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract Fire tests were carried out on 16 materials using both a test protocol based on a one-third scale room corridor assembly (third scale rig (TSR) test) and a Cone Calorimeter. No simple relationship was found between the ranking order derived in the TSR protocol and the Cone Calorimeter results; general trends were apparent but correlation coefficients were poor. While the Cone Calorimeter could act as a preliminary screening test to identify those materials which perform badly, the TSR test should remain as a hazard assessment test.
Descriptors (primary) fire behaviour; bulk solids storage; flammability testing; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) flammability; evaluation of technique; smoke
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) Fires
Storage and warehousing