Flammability of lining and insulating materials

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-141
Physical description6 p.
Subjectthermal insulating materials; expanded plastic; wall coverings; wood chipboards; wood (materials); plywood; flame spread ratings
AbstractThe proliferation of new lining materials and composite structural products, modification of established products which lead to higher flammabilities, and greater difficulties in testing, and application of the ASTM E84 test to materials for which it was never intended, have presented tunnel furnace operators with serious problems. In the case of thin plywoods and other semi-rigid lining materials (self-supporting across the width of the furnace), new methods of mounting may be required to assure both good reproducibility of results and a realistic appraisal of the behaviour of the material in an actual fire. In some cases it may be necessary to test such materials as part of a structure or assembly. ASTM E84 has probably not attained its final and immutable form.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Inflammabilité des matériaux de revêtement et d'isolants
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-982
NPARC number20325029
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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