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Publication Citation: USE OF COMBUSTION EFFLUENT DATA IN TENABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Author(s): Richard G. Gann;
Title: USE OF COMBUSTION EFFLUENT DATA IN TENABILITY ASSESSMENT
Published: November 11, 2008
Abstract: Typical prescriptive and performance-based assessments of life safety in building fires do not explicitly consider the contributions of the toxic potency of combustion gases, smoke obscuration, or the thermal and radiative environment. This paper characterizes rigorous and simplified approaches to fire hazard assessment that include the effects on life safety of airborne toxicants, visible smoke, and heat and explores the implications of such methodologies for characterizing the fire performance of construction and furnishing products
Proceedings: Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxicity, Opacity, Corrosivity, and Heat Release
Pages: pp. 161 - 169
Location: London, UK
Dates: November 10-11, 2008
Keywords: fire;fire research;fire standards;smoke;toxicity;TC92
Research Areas: Fire Materials Research
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