Fire Behavior of Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815514572, 9780815517207

Fire Behavior of Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

1st Edition

Authors: John Krasny William Parker Vytenis Babrauskas
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815514572
eBook ISBN: 9780815517207
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 4th December 2000
Page Count: 450
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Description

Introduction General Arrangement of the Book Upholstered Furniture Structure and Mattresses Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses Design and Fire Safety Upholstered Item Fire Statistics Summary of Regulatory Development Fundamentals Pyrolysis and Combustion Smoldering Transition to Flaming Flaming Ignition Flame Spread Heat Release Propagating and Non-Propagating Fires Inter-Item Spread Interaction with Enclosure Flashover Smoke and Toxic Gases Test Methods, Standards and Regulations Cigarette Ignition Flaming Fire Tests, Standards and Regulations Smoke and Toxic Gases Ignition Sources Matches, Small Gas Flames and Methenamine Pills Wood Cribs Newspaper Sheets and Their Gas Burner Replacements Waste Paper Baskets: Real and Simulated Radiant Flux Ignition Sources Other Ignition Sources and Locations Large Open-Flame or Radiation Sources Effects of Test Apparatus and of Test Scale Comparison of Bench-Scale Results Comparison of Bench and Full-Scale Results Upholstered Item Design Engineering Ignition Resistance to Cigarettes Flaming Fires Smoke Toxic Products Modeling Introduction Furniture Fire Models A Component HRR Model for Furniture Composites Fire Hazard Analysis Smoldering Fires Flaming Fires The Role of HRR The Role of Other Factors Relationship of HRR and Available Escape Time Hazard Predictions Based on Modeling Conclusion

Readership

This book was written to address the science and engineering information needs of public and private sector fire technology personnel including fire service students and officers, fire investigators, fire protection engineers, government officials, textile, chemical, and furniture industry personnel, or institutional furniture purchasers.

Table of Contents

Introduction General Arrangement of the Book Upholstered Furniture Structure and Mattresses Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses Design and Fire Safety Upholstered Item Fire Statistics Summary of Regulatory Development Fundamentals Pyrolysis and Combustion Smoldering Transition to Flaming Flaming Ignition Flame Spread Heat Release Propagating and Non-Propagating Fires Inter-Item Spread Interaction with Enclosure Flashover Smoke and Toxic Gases Test Methods, Standards and Regulations Cigarette Ignition Flaming Fire Tests, Standards and Regulations Smoke and Toxic Gases Ignition Sources Matches, Small Gas Flames and Methenamine Pills Wood Cribs Newspaper Sheets and Their Gas Burner Replacements Waste Paper Baskets: Real and Simulated Radiant Flux Ignition Sources Other Ignition Sources and Locations Large Open-Flame or Radiation Sources Effects of Test Apparatus and of Test Scale Comparison of Bench-Scale Results Comparison of Bench and Full-Scale Results Upholstered Item Design Engineering Ignition Resistance to Cigarettes Flaming Fires Smoke Toxic Products Modeling Introduction Furniture Fire Models A Component HRR Model for Furniture Composites Fire Hazard Analysis Smoldering Fires Flaming Fires The Role of HRR The Role of Other Factors Relationship of HRR and Available Escape Time Hazard Predictions Based on Modeling Conclusion

Details

No. of pages:
450
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2001
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780815517207
Hardcover ISBN:
9780815514572

About the Author

John Krasny

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST - Retired)

William Parker

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST - Retired)

Vytenis Babrauskas

Affiliations and Expertise

Fire Science & Technology, Inc.