Accession Number : ADA303801

Title :   Proceedings of Symposium on Fire Safety Research Held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on 22 August 1978.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC INST FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Mary J. ; Slater, James A.

PDF Url : ADA303801

Report Date : NOV 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : A Symposium on Fire Safety Research was held at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), on August 22, 1973. The Symposium's participants were NBS staff as well as outside contributors affiliated with the NBS fire program including representatives from private industries, universities, government agencies, and the National Fire Protection Association. The papers covered topics in hazard analysis, standards development, flame chemistry, fire modeling, fire detection, physiological effects of fire, fire services, effect of fire on building materials, and field investigation methods for firefighters. Specifically included were papers dealing with the development of the Children's Sleepwear Flammability Standards and mandatory sampling plans, mechanisms of flame retardants, flame spread and radiant panel test methods, contribution of interior finish materials to fire growth, a field study of non fire-resistive multiple dwelling fires, the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program of NSF, and other related topics.

Descriptors :   *FIRE SAFETY, TEST AND EVALUATION, SYMPOSIA, INDUSTRIES, HAZARDS, MODELS, MATERIALS, POLYMERS, TOXICITY, GROWTH(GENERAL), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), TEST METHODS, CONCRETE, OXYGEN, CHEMISTRY, SMOKE, TREES, INTERNAL, PLANNING, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, FABRICS, SAMPLING, STANDARDS, ENGINES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, UNIVERSITIES, FIRES, FIRE PROTECTION, CARBON MONOXIDE, FLAMES, INHIBITION, CLOTHING, TEXTILES, FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, FIRE DETECTORS, PYROLYSIS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, RETARDATION, FINISHES, RADIANT HEATING PANELS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE