Fire characteristics of plastics in telecommunications

Matti Kokkala

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
JournalProgress in Rubber and Plastics Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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