Accession Number : ADA305060

Title :   Development and Verification of Fire Tests for Cable Systems and System Components.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 4, 1 Mar-31 May 78,

Corporate Author : UNDERWRITERS' LABS INC NORTHBROOK IL

Personal Author(s) : Przybyla, L. J. ; Christian, W. J.

PDF Url : ADA305060

Report Date : SEP 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Experiments were conducted to establish data on the sensitivity of the results to variations of several parameters of the vertical cable tray fire test described in the IEEE Standard 383. Parameters varied were burner to cable distance, air input rate and fuel input rate. As a result of these experiments and previous experience, suggestions for revision of IEEE 383 are made with respect to (1) construction of cable trays, (2) test enclosure, (3) type, size and spacing of cable ties, (4) burner position, (5) measurement of fuel and air rates, (6) flame temperature, (7) initial room temperature, and (8) reporting of results.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES, *FIRE SAFETY, POSITION(LOCATION), VERIFICATION, AIR, FUELS, CONSTRUCTION, FIRES, FLAMES, RANGE(DISTANCE), BURNERS, TRAYS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE