Accession Number : AD0781559

Title :   Fire Hazard Classification of Chemical Vapors Relative to Explosion-Proof Electrical Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON D C COMMITTEE ON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Personal Author(s) : Carhart,H. ; Damon,G. H. ; Hoy,H. C. ; Leonard,J. T. ; Magison,E. C.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A detailed study was made by the Electrical Hazards Panel of the Committee on Hazardous Materials to determine the feasibility of Classifying some 200 chemicals of commerce according to the classifications given in the National Electric Code, NEC 500, by using a scheme based entirely on available physical and flammability properties only. This is the second progress report submitted by the Committee to the U.S. Coast Guard containing assignments for these compounds. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Organic compounds, *Flammability, *Fire hazards, Electrical equipment, Explosions, Vapors, Classification, Flash point

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE