Traditionally fire safety has been achieved and controlled by setting detailed requirements for components in a system. Today the key term is `performance-based', i.e. one is aiming at setting requirements which guarantee sufficient performance of the whole system allowing flexibility in the use of the components. This paper makes a brief review of key parameters characterizing the fire behaviour of materials and products made thereof. The problems of setting performance-based requirements appropriate to telecommunication applications of plastics are also discussed.
|Journal||Progress in Rubber and Plastics Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|