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Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081028018

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining

2nd Edition

Author: Vivek Apte
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028018
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 630
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Table of Contents

1. Understanding material flammability
2. Fundamental measurement techniques
3. Flammability of wood products
4. Flammability tests for external cladding on buildings
5. Fire hazard assessment of wall and ceiling fire spread in rooms
6. Fire behavior of sandwich panels
7. Flammability tests for upholstered furniture and mattresses
8. Flammability tests for cables
9. Flammability tests for electrical appliances
10. Flammability tests for regulation of building and construction materials
11 Fire testing in road and railway tunnels
12. Flammability tests for aircraft
13. Flammability testing in the mining sector
14. Flammability tests for railway passenger cars
15. Ships and Submarines

16. Tests for Spontaneous Ignition of Solid Materials

Additional chapters:
Flammability testing of conveyor belts in underground mines


Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining, Second Edition, presents an international balance in authorship with contributions from Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand. With chapters fully revised and updated, the book presents newly proposed flammability test methods, as well as fire testing on products/systems/components and materials used in various industrial sectors. This authoritative guide helps ensure safe design, focusing on wood, external cladding and sandwich panels as well as walls and ceilings. Tests for furniture fabrics, cables and electrical appliances are also reviewed, with final sections focusing on flammability testing for railway passenger cars, aircraft, road and rail tunnels.

Key Features

  • Features up-to-date developments in fire safety standards, regulations, performance requirements and product manufacturing
  • Covers a broad range of different application fields, such as furniture and building construction, transport and mining
  • Features new fire tests and (ISO, ASTM, and En) standards


Researchers and all those involved in fire testing standards (manufacturers, regulators and practitioners); scientists and engineers working in the fire safety of materials, high performance polymers and fire retardants; PhD and Masters students working on fire safety engineering or polymeric materials


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About the Author

Vivek Apte

Dr Vivek Apte is a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology (CMIT), and has led a number of projects within its Fire Science and Technology Laboratory. Before joining CMIT, Dr Apte was a Senior Specialist at TestSafe Australia for 14 years. He is the author of over 75 publications in the area of fire and explosion safety.

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Fire Science and Technology Laboratory, CSIRO, Australia