Measurement Concerns and Opportunities for Commercial Fire Testing Laboratories.
Measurement Concerns and Opportunities for Commercial
Fire Testing Laboratories.
Grosshandler, W. L.
Interscience Communications Ltd.; Building Research
Establishment; National Fire Protection Association;
National Institute of Standards and Technology; Society
of Fire Protection Engineers; and Swedish National
Testing and Research Institute. Interflam 2001.
(Interflam '01). International Interflam Conference, 9th
Proceedings. Volume 1. September 17-19, 2001,
Edinburgh, Scotland, Interscience Communications Ltd.,
London, England, 11-22 pp, 2001.
fire science; fire safety; fire research; fire tests;
codes; regulations; building materials; uncertainty;
certification; test methods
Whether it is performance-based standards, ISO 17025
accreditation, or the harmonization of standards for
international trade, commercial fire testing
laboratories and their customers are challenged by the
changing marketplace and regulatory climate. This paper
summarizes a workshop held recently at NIST to identify
where science and technology can better prepare
laboratories and their customers to meet these