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ID (ISN) del documento48286
Número CIS 87-1038
Año 1986
Número de serie
Título Fire and smoke: understanding the hazards
Información bibliográfica Committee on Fire Toxicology, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20418, USA, 1986. 156p. Illus. 233 ref. Price: US$16.00 (USA, Canada, Mexico); US$19.25 (elsewhere).
Resumen Report supported by a consortium of US Federal agencies. Contents: fire deaths in the US; a primer on fire and fire hazard (the burning process, a typical compartment fire, fire hazard assessment, time needed for escape, time available for escape); status of fire hazard models and test methods; hazards associated with fires (heat, oxygen depletion, smoke, effects of smoke inhalation); laboratory methods for evaluation of toxic potency of smoke (combustion product toxicity tests, chemical analysis versus biological assay, test methods that use death as an end point, nonlethal test methods); two case studies illustrating guidelines for hazard assessment (burning of an upholstered chair, concealed combustible material).
Descriptores (primarios) incendios; investigación en materia de incendios; valoración del riesgo; análisis de seguridad
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; informe; humos; detección de incendios; duración de la evacuación; valoración de la toxicidad; aspectos estadísticos; productos de pirolisis
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Incendios, explosiones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Incendios
Risk evaluation