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Title: Cone Calorimeter evaluation of untreated and FRT wood composites for floor applications

Source: Wood and Fire Safety

Author(s)Chen, Z.; White, R. H.; Cai, Z.; Fu, F.

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1A  FPL-4723-2

Abstract: As part of an investigation of wood composites for floor applications, we conducted cone calorimeter tests on fire-retardant-treated and untreated plywood, medium density fibreboard, and veneer Fire retardant treatments included the inorganic chemicals ammonium polyphosphate, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, aluminium hydroxide, and magnesium hydroxide The application of the chemicals to the plywood or veneer included as an additive to the adhesive, brush application on the veneer or plywood, and dip treatment of the veneer. The cone calorimeter test results indicated the extent to which the fire retardant treatments reduced the heat release rates, reduced the effective heat ofcombustion and increased the residual massfraction.

Keywords: plywood, veneer, fiberboard, ammonium polyphosphate, disodium, octaborate tetrahydrate, alluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,078 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/04/2012
RITS Product ID: 61121
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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