Fire Hazard Model Developments and Research Efforts at NIST.
Fire Hazard Model Developments and Research Efforts at
Fowell, A. J.
Fire Retardant Chemicals Association. International
Conference on Fire Safety. Spring Conference, 1993.
March 21-24, 1993, New Orleans, LA, Fire Retardant
Chemicals Assoc., Lancaster, PA, 205-212 pp, 1993.
fire safety; research facilities; fire research; fire
hazards; validation; databases
Historically, fire safety decisions on the suitability
of materials for specific applications have been based
on the use of standard fire tests, each designed to
represent a single fire scenario. These standard fire
tests are generally used as pass/fail tests, thereby
providing very little information about the performance
of the material in a scenario different from that
represented by the test. To assess the real fire safety
benefits or fire hazards of different materials requires
prediction of material performance under different fire
scenarios. Versatile predictive fire models in
combination with data from new bench scale material
flammability measurement methods will someday meet the