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Title: Cone calorimeter evaluation of wood products

Source: Proceedings of the Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials : held in Stamford, CT, June 6-9, 2004. Volume XV, Applications, research and industrial development, markets. Norwalk, CT : Business Communications Company, Inc.,

Author(s)White, Robert H.; Dietenberger, Mark A.

Publication Year: 2004  View PDF »

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Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The Forest Products Laboratory uses the cone calorimeter for the initial evaluation of the flammability of untreated and fire retardant treated wood products. The results of various studies are reviewed using a model presented at the 12th Annual BBC Conference on Flame Retardancy. The model uses data from the cone calorimeter to provide measures of fire growth propensity based on material bulk properties and surface fire growth propensity and to provide an estimate of the ASTM E 84 flame spread index. In a study on the fire performance of treated wood exposed to elevated temperature, wood treated with borax/boric acid did not maintain fire retardancy after being exposed to 66C (150F) for 1 to 3 months.

Keywords: Cone calorimetry, flammability, fire retardants

File size: 214 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 21861
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Dietenberger, Mark A.
Research General Engineer

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