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Fire Hazard Comparison of Fire-Retarded and Non-Fire-Retarded Products (NBS SP 749)

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Author(s)

Vyto Babrauskas, Richard H. Harris Jr., Richard Gann, Barbara C. Levin, B T. Lee, Richard Peacock, M Paabo, W H. Twilley, M F. Yoklavich, H M. Clark

Abstract

A test program was conducted for the Fire Retardant Chemicals Association to quantify the effects of fire retardant chemicals on total fire hazard. Five different types of products, each made from a different type of plastic were used. The products were made up in analogous fire-retardant (FR) and non-retarded variants (NFR).
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 749
Report Number
749

Keywords

flame retardants, cone calorimeters, furniture calorimeters, chromatography, plastics, heat release rate, compartment fires, fire tests, smoke production

Citation

Babrauskas, V. , Harris Jr., R. , Gann, R. , Levin, B. , Lee, B. , Peacock, R. , Paabo, M. , Twilley, W. , Yoklavich, M. and Clark, H. (1988), Fire Hazard Comparison of Fire-Retarded and Non-Fire-Retarded Products (NBS SP 749), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NBS.SP.749, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912003 (Accessed January 26, 2022)
Created June 30, 1988, Updated October 12, 2021