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U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural
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Panel Meeting. Volume 2. March 13-20, 1996,
Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 167-172 pp,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204
fire safety; fire research; standards; test methods;
smoke; heat release rate; toxicity
In the United States, the most important fire standards
writing organization is the American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM). Fire standards are also, however,
developed by the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), but they are
often similar to the ones issued by ASTM. All of these
organizations create various types of fire standards,
mainly guidance documents and test methods addressing
most of the major fire properties. Only newly adopted
test methods during the last several years are described