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Research of Effectiveness of „Plamostop“ Fire Retardand and Suitability of Testing Methods for Wood Flame Retardants Evaluating

Patrik Mitrenga, Miroslava Vandlíčková, Martina Hudáková, Milada Sihelská
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2016, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 8-13
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2016-0002
The paper deals with testing of a water-miscible intumescent fire retardant. Experiments are conducted by thermal analysis (TG/DTG, DSC), cone calorimeter and non-standardized methods for monitoring weight loss when exposed to flame burning. Based on the experiment results and other information the most appropriate methods for testing fire retardants are reviewed. All methods by which experiments have been carried out are described. Our own method for testing fire retardants was created. It is also evaluated the effectiveness of a representative fire retardant of wood by all mentioned methods. The result of the experiment is to evaluate the suitability of each method for testing of fire retardants and evaluation fire retardant “Plamostop”.
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