Fire tests on loose-fill insulation materials

Matti Kokkala

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A short review of the physical and chemical processes involved in smouldering fires of loose-fill insulation materials is presented. Various official and inofficial fire test methods are described and evaluated. Results of a series of tests made to evaluate the British standard BS 5803:Part 4:1985 are presented. A proposal for a Nordtest method based on this standard is given as an appendix.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)951-38-2688-0
Publication statusPublished - 1987
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


  • fire tests
  • insulation
  • construction materials


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