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Measurement Concerns and Opportunities for Commercial Fire Testing Laboratories.


pdf icon Measurement Concerns and Opportunities for Commercial Fire Testing Laboratories. (277 K)
Grosshandler, W. L.

Volume 1;

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.

Keywords:

fire science; fire safety; fire research; fire tests; codes; regulations; building materials; uncertainty; certification; test methods

Abstract:

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 challenges.