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1. Evaluating Smoldering Behavior of Fire-Blocking Barrier Fabrics
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Published: 1/29/2015
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Szabolcs Matko, Rick D Davis
Abstract: This study reports on the smoldering propensity of commercially available barrier fabrics (BFs) in a small-scale upholstered seating mock-up configuration. Most commercially available BFs are smolder resistant when tested alone over a standard flexi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915961

2. Evaluating smoldering behavior of fire-blocking barrier fabrics
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1859
Published: 1/29/2015
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Szabolcs Matko, Rick D Davis
Abstract: This study reports on the smoldering propensity of commercially available barrier fabrics (BFs) in a small-scale mock-up configuration. Most BFs are smolder resistant when tested alone over a standard flexible polyurethane foam (FPUF). However, w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917645

3. Response to Comments on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Investigation of the 2001 World Trade Center Fires
Published: 4/15/2014
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Therese P McAllister, Kevin B McGrattan, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The editor of a special issue of Fire Technology invited the NIST authors to address the NIST Investigation of the WTC disaster and associated practice and research progress in the 10 years since then. The three published papers are a summary of th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915503

4. Rapid Growing Clay Coatings to Ruduce the Fire Threat of Furniture
Published: 1/14/2014
Authors: Yeon Seok Kim, Yu-Chin Li, William M Pitts, Rick D Davis
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914830

5. Towards a Reference Polyurethane Foam and Bench Scale Test for Assessing Smoldering in Upholstered Furniture
Published: 12/8/2013
Authors: Mauro Zammarano, Szabolcs Matko, William M Pitts, Douglas Matthew Fox, Rick D Davis
Abstract: Smoldering poses a severe fire hazard due to the potentially lethal amount of toxic carbon monoxide released, and the possibility to reach flashover (through transition from smoldering to flaming) with heat sources otherwise too weak to directly ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914809

6. Evaluating Fire Blocking Performance of Barrier Fabrics
Published: 10/15/2013
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Shaun M. Flynn, John R Shields, Rick D Davis
Abstract: The purpose of fire blocking barrier materials is to reduce the flammability of soft furnishings ( mattresses and upholstered furniture) by preventing or delaying direct flame impingement from open flames and/or heat transfer from smoldering igniti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913773

7. Measurements of effective diffusion coefficients of helium and hydrogen through gypsum
Published: 7/3/2013
Authors: Jiann C Yang, William M Pitts, Marco G Fernandez, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: An experimental apparatus, which was based on the ¿-scale garage previously used for studying helium release and dispersion in our laboratory, was used to obtain effective diffusion coefficients of helium and hydrogen (released as forming gas for s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914193

8. Guidelines for Evaluating Fire Blocking Barrier Fabrics
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1798
Published: 4/18/2013
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Shaun M. Flynn, Rick D Davis, John R Shields
Abstract: This document provides guidelines to quantify fire performance properties of fire blocking barrier materials used in soft furnishings. In an attempt to enable a priori selection of fire barrier materials such that the final upholstered product ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912417

9. Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings
Published: 1/11/2013
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Kevin B McGrattan, Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Kuldeep R Prasad, William M Pitts, Harold E Nelson
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of the three tall World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. This paper describes the reconstruction of the fires, the thermal environment they c ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910063

10. Helium Dispersion in an Attached Single-Car Residential Garage with and Without Vehicle
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1731
Published: 10/2/2012
Authors: William M Pitts, Jiann C Yang, Marco G Fernandez, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The dispersion and loss of helium inside a single-car residential garage attached to a single-family house was experimentally characterized by recording time-resolved helium concentrations at multiple locations in the garage and at a single locat ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909328



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