Measurement of Toxic Potency for Fire Hazard Analysis
Vyto Babrauskas, Barbara C. Levin, Richard Gann, M Paabo, Richard H. Harris Jr., Richard Peacock, S Yusa
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.
, Levin, B.
, Gann, R.
, Paabo, M.
, Harris Jr., R.
, Peacock, R.
and Yusa, S.
Measurement of Toxic Potency for Fire Hazard Analysis, OTHER, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912022
(Accessed January 26, 2022)