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Application of Models to the Assessment of Fire Hazard From Consumer Products.


pdf icon Application of Models to the Assessment of Fire Hazard From Consumer Products. (1606 K)
Bukowski, R. W.

NBSIR 85-3219; 31 p. August 1985.

Sponsor:

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Keywords:

computer models; fire models; hazard assessment; mattresses; toxicity; upholstered furniture

Abstract:

The differences among models of fire, fire hazard, and fire risk are described. The use of field, zone, and network models for fire hazard assessment is discussed. A number of available single and multiple compartment models are described. Key considerations with respect to the use of the current models by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for hazard assessment from upholstered furniture and mattress fires is presented. Modifications necessary to improve the capability of these models for hazard assessment are identified. Model validaton, output presentation, and data sources are discussed. Recommendations on specific models for the sponsor to consider for further study and use are provided.