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The Testing of Surface Fire Retardants

Adelaida Fanfarová
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2013, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 6-10
Doi: 10.2478/TVSBSES-2013-0007
The article deals with the importance of testing and using of application of fi re retardants for the needs of fire protection in practice. The experiment present the testing of test specimens by means of experimental scientific method of test of limited flame spread in the test bench under laboratory conditions. Based on the measured data are exactly and precisely evaluated different types of surface fire retardants. On test specimens made by wood were applied the tested fi re retardants, which were directly exposed to open flame. The results of the experiment represents and expressed fire-technical characteristics that describe the behavior of wood specimens during the process of combustion: weight loss, time of ignition, time of spontaneous combustion and time of smolder. The acquired information reflects the effectiveness of fire retardants in protection against the fire.
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