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Polyurethane and Fire
Fire Performance Testing Under Real Conditions
by F. H. Prager

Polyurethane and Fire includes a survey of all facets of the fire performance examination and evaluation of flexible and rigid polyurethane foams in the various fields of building construction, furniture and furnishings, transportation and electric appliances.


  • Fire protection problems
  • Definition of the fire performance criteria
  • Essential fire scenarios
  • Research of causes of fires
  • Preventive fire protection-fire performance requirements
  • Material-related fire performance characteristics of PUR - general use and interpretation of test results


Fire-Protection Problems

  • Definition of the Fire-Performance Criteria
  • Formation of Flames
  • Course of Fire
  • Characteristics of Fire Behavior
  • Essential Fire Scenarios
  • Pyrolysis
  • Oxidative Decomposition
  • Propagation of a Self-sustained Smoldering Fire
  • Fully Developed Fire with a Flashover Situation

Research of Causes of Fires

  • General Experience of Fire Statistics
  • Knowledge of Fire Risks
  • Experience with Fire Spread Fire-Detection Units and Sprinklers
  • The Time of the Fire Initiation as a Classification Criterion

Preventive Fire Protection National Requirement and Classification Systems

  • Building Section
  • United States of America
  • European Requirement and Classification Profiles
  • Eastern Europe and Far East
  • International Standardisation European Harmonisation
  • Furniture and Furnishing
  • American Testing and Evaluation Criteria
  • European Test and Evaluation Criteria
  • Far East, e.g. Australia
  • Transportation
  • Road Traffic
  • Aviation Sector
  • Shipbuilding Sector
  • Railway Sector
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Proof of the Resistance against Overheated (Hot and Glowing) Wiring
  • Thermal Stress with Flames
  • Side Effects of a Fire

Material-specific Fire-Performance Characteristics of PUR

  • Polyurethane Production
  • Risk of Ignition in the Production and Storage Area
  • PUR Raw Materials Basic Characteristics
  • Laboratory Research Work with the Tewarson Apparatus
  • Drum Tests and Supplementary Pool-Fire Experiments
  • Polyurethanes
  • Material-related Igniting Risks of Polyurethanes
  • Material-specific Burning Behavior of Polyurethanes

Use and Interpretation of PUR-Test Results Determined under Enduse Conditions

  • Relevance of Combustion Systems
  • Relevance of the Procedures for the Risk of Ignition
  • Relevance of the Procedures for the Assessment of the Side Effects of a Fire
  • Relevance of the Evaluation Criteria
  • Risk of Ignition
  • Burning Dripping
  • Relevance of the Criteria for the Evaluation of the Heat Release
  • Relevance of the Evaluation Criteria of the Smoke Potential
  • Relevance of the Requirement Profiles
  • Relevance of Full-scale Field Trials
  • Relevance of the Investigation Results Concerning the Cause of Fires
  • Orders Concerning the Risk of Ignition
  • Demands Concerning the Heat and Fire-Gas Liberation


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Polyurethane and Fire
Fire Performance Testing Under Real Conditions
by F. H. Prager

2006 517 pages $289.00 + shipping
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