Report on a Study to Utilize the ICAL Apparatus for the Determination of the Effectiveness of Fire Resistant Durable Agents.
Report on a Study to Utilize the ICAL Apparatus for the
Determination of the Effectiveness of Fire Resistant
Grand, A. F.
NIST GCR 99-774; OPL Project Number 15933-103926; 59
p. May 1999.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Order number: PB99-147001
calorimeters; fire extinguishing agents; fire
suppression; fire tests; flame retardants; heat flux;
water; wood; siding; housing; wildland fires
A test protocol based on the Intermediate Scale Heat
Release Calorimeter (ICAL) was developed to evaluate the
potential fire retardant effects of water-based durable
agents applied to wood siding. The protocol includes
exposure of one meter square specimens of wood siding to
one or more constant heat fluxes consistent with those
from wildland fires. Specimens both untreated and
treated with a fire-retarding gel were evaluated. Time
delay to ignition of the treated specimen was the
primary measured property, while mass changes prior to
and during the fire exposure also were recorded.