Rate of heat release and ignitability indices in predicting SBI test results

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    Abstract

    Rate of heat release and ignitability indices are applied to predict the European fire classification based on FIGRA values from Single Burning Item (SBI) tests for building products. Both indices can be calculated from cone calorimeter test results measured at 50 kW/m2. Within its validated range, the predictive procedure gives the correct classification for 90% of the products studied. The model provides a practical tool to support product development and quality control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)284-305
    Number of pages22
    JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
    Volume19
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • building products
    • cone calorimeter
    • Euroclasses
    • FIGRA
    • fire classification
    • fire safety
    • fire tests
    • flammability indices
    • heat release
    • ignitition
    • Room/Corner test
    • SBI

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