volume 33, issue 8, P497-500 1993
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760330808
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Abstract: Abstract The use of polymeric materials in building or construction applications is steadily increasing. Therefore, the potential for these materials to be exposed to fire is also increased. The understanding of the pyrolysis characteristics of these materials is thus a necessity. There are many standard tests used to evaluate materials. Unfortunately, the correlation between these tests and large scale fire is less than desirable. A new bench scale rate of heat release apparatus, the Cone Calorimeter, is now…

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