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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Fire Standards and Safety
By
AF Robertson
AF Robertson
1
National Bureau of Standards
,
editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0352-2
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0352-8
No. of Pages:
332
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1976

This paper has attempted to indicate the need for full-scale room and compartment tests at this time, indicating two possible uses of the compartment test (for approval, or for validating small-scale tests) and has discussed a few of the factors which affect the design of the tests, using the choice of ignition source as an example of the problems involved in the test design. Reference is made to the recommended practice developed by the task group of American Society for Testing and Materials Committee E-39.10.01.

1.
Federal Register
, Vol.
40
, No.
142
,
23
07
1975
, p. 30842.
2.
Bruce
,
H. D.
, “
Experimental Dwelling—Room Fires, Forest Products
,” Laboratory Report No. 1941,
04
1959
.
3.
Ferris
,
J. E.
, “
Fire Hazards of Combustible Wallboards, Commonwealth Experimental Building Station
,” Special Report No. 18;
10
1955
.
4.
Report of Task Group 4
, ASTM Committee E-39.10.01,
Recommended Practice for Room Fire Tests
(draft for Letter Ballot).
5.
Fang
,
J. B.
, “
Fire Buildup in a Room and the Role of Interior Finish Materials
,”
NBS Technical Note
 879,
National Bureau of Standards
,
06
1975
.
6.
Castino
,
G. T.
,
Beyreis
,
J. R.
, and
Metes
,
W. S.
, “
Flammability Studies of Cellular Plastics and Other Building Materials Used for Interior Finish
,” File Subject 723,
Underwriters' Laboratories Inc.
7.
Tourette
,
J. C.
, “
L'Influence des Revetements sur le Development de L'Incendie
,” CSTB Report No. 144,
Centre Scientifique Et Technique Du Batiment
, Paris.
8.
Christian
,
W. J.
and
Waterman
,
T. E.
, “
Fire Behavior of Interior Finish Materials
,”
Fire Technology
 0015-2684,
08
1970
.
9.
Hird
,
D.
and
Fischl
,
C. F.
, “
Fire Hazard of Internal Linings
,”
National Building Studies, Special Report
No. 22,
Joint Fire Research Organization
,
1954
.
10.
Corson
,
R. C.
and
Lucas
,
W. R.
, “
Life Hazard of Interior Finishes
,” Laboratory Report No. 11760,
Factory Mutual Laboratories
,
06
1950
.
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