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|Author(s):||Vyto Babrauskas; Richard G. Gann; Barbara C. Levin; M Paabo; Richard H. Harris Jr.; Richard D. Peacock; S Yusa;|
|Title:||Methodology for Obtaining and Using Toxic Potency Data for Fire Hazard Analysis|
|Published:||January 01, 1998|
|Abstract:||A comprehensive methodology has been developed for obtaining and using smoke toxicity data for fire hazard analysis. This description of the methodology comprises (1) determination that the post-flashover fire is the proper focus of smoke inhalation deaths; criteria for a useful bench-scale toxic potency (LC,,) measurement method; (2) a method which meets these criteria, especially validation against real-scale fires; (3) a computational procedure for correcting the results from the bench-scale test for the CO levels observed in real-scale post-flashover fires; (4) procedures for reducing the usage of animals and broadening the applicability of data by interpreting gas measurement data using the N-Gas Model; and (5) a procedure for identifying whether a product produces smoke within the ordinary range of toxic potency for post-flashover fires.|
|Citation:||Fire Safety Journal|
|Pages:||pp. 345 - 358|
|Keywords:||fire hazard, hazard analysis, building fires, combustion products, fire models, computer models, death, radiant heating, smoke, toxicity, test methods|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (981KB)|