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Enclosure fires of polyethylene.

Authors
Tewarson-A; Bajpai-SN; Pearson-GF
Source
Factory Mutual Research, Norwood, Massachusetts, Final Progress Report, FMRC 18305, RC73-T-38, 1973 Dec; :1-23
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00023784
Abstract
Preliminary experiments on enclosure fires of polyethylene (9002884) are described giving data which suggest that enclosure fires of plastic can be studied in a manner similar to cellulosic and combustible liquids, as there are similarities between enclosure fires of wood, ethanol (64175), paraffin oil and polyethylene. Toxic compounds and smoke can be determined as a function of fuel loading and ventilation. Experimental data indicate the feasibility of development of a standard test method for smoke and toxic compounds generated in enclosure fires involving various materials.
Keywords
Confined-spaces; Thermal-decomposition; Pyrolysis; Combustion; Sampling-methods; Thermal-properties; Ignition; Liquefaction; Spectrometry; Flammability-testing; Hazardous-materials; Toxic-substances; Fire-hazards
Contact
Factory Mutual Res Corp 1151 Boston-Providence Trpk Norwood, Mass 02062
CAS No.
9002-88-4; 64-17-5
Publication Date
19731201
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
21793
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-103441
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00405
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Final Progress Report, FMRC 18305, RC73-T-38, Factory Mutual Research, Norwood, Massachusetts, 23 pages, 10 references
State
MA
Performing Organization
Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, Massachusetts
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