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Publication Citation: Measurement of Toxic Potency for Fire Hazard Analysis

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Author(s): Vyto Babrauskas; Barbara C. Levin; Richard G. Gann; M Paabo; Richard H. Harris Jr.; Richard D. Peacock; S Yusa;
Title: Measurement of Toxic Potency for Fire Hazard Analysis
Published: May 18, 1992
Abstract: This study is the principle product of a research program to provide a technically sound methodology for obtaining and using smoke toxicity data for hazard analysis. It establishes: (a) an improved bench-scale toxic potency measurement, one which represents the important combustion conditions of real fires; and (b) a design and analysis framework which will allow the toxic potency data to be used in a rational, consistent, appropriate, and adequate way. This establishment of proper bench-scale test conditions, validation of the output against real-scale fire measurements, and development of a consistent framework for fire hazard analysis is unique and represents a successful, usable implementation of the state of the art.
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Keywords: fire research; hazard analysis; smoke; toxicity; combustion; toxic hazards; fire measurements
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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