Fire tests of small chimneys

Claes Holm, Hannu Olamo

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The purpose of this investigation is to study the suitability of the ISO 4736 standard for chimneys in Scandinavia, and to compare the test apparatures used. In the fire technology laboratories of Denmark, Norway and Finland fire safety tests were made according to ISO 4736 on a traditional masonry brick-laid chimney and on a modern steel tube chimney with mineral wool insulation. ISO 4736-1979 (E) "Fire tests - Small chimneys - Testing at elevated temperatures" with some small additions is proposed for Nordtest-method. From the comparison it can be stated that we are not yet in a situation where the results of chimney tests made in the different Nordic countries could be comparable.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages59
ISBN (Print)951-38-1390-8
Publication statusPublished - 1982
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


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