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USE OF COMBUSTION EFFLUENT DATA IN TENABILITY ASSESSMENT

Published

Author(s)

Richard G. Gann

Abstract

Typical prescriptive and performance-based assessments of life safety in building fires do not explicitly consider the contributions of the toxic potency of combustion gases, smoke obscuration, or the thermal and radiative environment. This paper characterizes rigorous and simplified approaches to fire hazard assessment that include the effects on life safety of airborne toxicants, visible smoke, and heat and explores the implications of such methodologies for characterizing the fire performance of construction and furnishing products
Proceedings Title
Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxicity, Opacity, Corrosivity, and Heat Release
Conference Dates
November 10-11, 2008
Conference Location
London, UK

Keywords

fire, fire research, fire standards, smoke, toxicity, TC92

Citation

Gann, R. (2008), USE OF COMBUSTION EFFLUENT DATA IN TENABILITY ASSESSMENT, Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxicity, Opacity, Corrosivity, and Heat Release, London, UK, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861648 (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created November 11, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017