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Document ID (ISN)74612
CIS number 00-506
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lacosta Berna J.M.
Title Passive protection against fire (I) - Characteristics and applications
Original title La protección pasiva en seguridad contra incendios (I) - Características y aplicaciones [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1997, No.139, p.32-45. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Passive protection can be defined as a "built-in" protection of buildings against fire. It includes all materials that are fire-resistant or which enable improvements in the fire behaviour of other materials. These passive elements have no direct bearing on the fire, but can help slow down its propagation, avoid the collapse of the structure or allow the evacuation of persons by limiting the emission of smoke. This is the first of two articles on the subject, covering more specifically fire-resistance standards applicable to building materials, the effects of fire on various materials (wood, reinforced concrete, steel) and elements that protect structures and seal openings (see also CIS 00-507).
Descriptors (primary) fire spread limitation; fire prevention
Descriptors (secondary) ducts; building materials; ventilation systems; safety by design; fire resisting walls; fire resistance testing; building industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires