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Bench-Scale Flammability Measures for Electronic Equipment

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Author(s)

Matthew F. Bundy, Thomas J. Ohlemiller

Abstract

An experimental study of the bench-scale fire performance of 18 commercial polymeric materials was conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The performance of these materials was characterized using three standard flammability tests. The ignition resistance, self-extinguishing behavior, heat release rate, and combustion product yields for these burning materials were evaluated at two material thicknesses and are discussed in terms of fire safety. This report details the first of a two part study in which the relationship between bench-scale and full-scale fire performance will be examined. Several of the materials characterized in this report will be selected for use in the full-scale study.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7031
Report Number
7031

Keywords

bench-scale, cone calorimeter, flame retardants, flammability, heat release rate, ignition, plasics, self extinguish, UL94

Citation

Bundy, M. and Ohlemiller, T. (2003), Bench-Scale Flammability Measures for Electronic Equipment, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7031 (Accessed July 21, 2024)

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Created July 1, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018