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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.|
|Keywords:||fire research, hazard analysis, smoke, toxicity, combustion, toxic hazards, fire measurements|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (175KB)|