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Firefighters' SCBA: belt radiant heat resistance.

Authors
Crouch-KG
Source
NIOSH 1980 Sep; :1-33
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00124139
Abstract
Belts of firefighters' self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were analysed for heat resistance. Elongation and stiffness were measured at heat intensities of 0.43, 0.92, and 1.16 watts per square centimeter. A simulated environment was achieved by keeping belts under tension against a backing under heat. Typical belt survival times ranged from 4.49 minutes for survivor belts to 0.80 minutes for Scott belts. The performance of several currently used SCBA belts in a high radiation environment was discussed. The author recommends the development of belt standards.
Keywords
Materials-testing; Mechanical-properties; Mechanical-properties-testing; Heat-exposure; Thermal-reactions; Heat-resistant-materials; Radiant-energy
Publication Date
19800901
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-132282
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH
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