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Flame-Spread Measurements by the Radiant Panel Flame-Spread Method.


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Gross, D.

Forest Products Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 33-36, January 1960.

Keywords:

flame spread; wood; fire retardants; radiant panel test method; tunnel tests

Abstract:

The use of wood and wood-base materials as construction and finish materials in almost every type of construction and for all types of occupancies is well known. Building and Code officials and others concerned with the regulation of surface flammability of interior finish materials have used wood as a measuring stick and, in some instances, as a basis for distinguishing certain limits of acceptability of surface spread of flame. Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., for example, has been using select grade red oak flooring as an arbitrary standard with a designation of 100 in its 25-foot tunnel test method for many years, and compares a material according to its performance relative to that of red oak.