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Progress Report on U.S. Research on Test Methods and Materials.


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Hirschler, M. M.; Kashiwagi, T.

NISTIR 6030; June 1997.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 13th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 2. March 13-20, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 167-172 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204

Keywords:

fire safety; fire research; standards; test methods; smoke; heat release rate; toxicity

Abstract:

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 here.