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|Author(s):||Richard G. Gann;|
|Title:||Fire Effluent, People, and Standards: Standardization Philosophy for the Effects of Fire Effluent on Human Tenability ON HUMAN TENABILITY|
|Published:||November 11, 2008|
|Abstract:||It has been known for decades that people die from inhaling fire gases and that visible smoke presents challenges to people trying to escape from fires in homes, transportation vehicles, and commercial buildings. Within the current decade, there has been an invigorated effort, especially in ISO TC92 SC3, Fire Threat to People and the Environment, to develop a coherent and comprehensive set of fire safety standards and guidance documents for life safety. This paper provides an overview of the broad role of fire effluent (toxic gases, visible smoke, and heat) in affecting life safety. It examines what aspects of fires constitute a risk to survival and what should comprise a set of fire safety standards to contain that risk to a level that a jurisdiction decides is desirable. This paper serves as a philosophical preamble to the 2008 Conference on Hazards of Combustion Products.|
|Proceedings:||Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxicity, Opacity, Corrosivity, and Heat Release|
|Pages:||pp. 1 - 9|
|Dates:||November 10-11, 2008|
|Keywords:||fire,fire research,fire standards,smoke,smoke toxicity, TC92|
|Research Areas:||Fire Materials Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (52KB)|