Use of Combustion Effluent Data in Tenability Assessment.
Use of Combustion Effluent Data in Tenability
Gann, R. G.
Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxicity, Opacity,
Corrosivity and Heat Release. Proceedings. November
10-11, 2008, London, England, Interscience
Communications, London, England, Babruaskas, V.; Gann,
R. G.; Grayson, S., Editor(s)(s), 161-169 pp, 2008.
combustion products; fire hazards; toxicity;
corrosivity; heat release; tenability limits; fire
hazard assessment; life safety; toxicants; smoke;
construction; fire hazard; risk assessment; toxic
Typical prescriptive and performance-based assessments
of life safety in building tires do not explicitly
consider the contributions of the toxic potency of
combustion gases. smoke obscuration, or the thermal and
radiative environment. This paper characterizes two
approaches (one rigorous and one simplified) to fire
hazard assessment that include the effects on life
safety of airborne toxicants, visible smoke. and heat
and explores the implications of such methodologies for
characterizing the tire performance of construction and