Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining
Author: Vivek B. Apte
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-01-31
ISBN 10: 1845691040
ISBN 13: 9781845691042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineers need to be able to test the flammability of the materials they use in buildings and other structures. However, the range of test procedures and regulations in this important area is often confusing. Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining provides an authoritative guide to current best practice in ensuring safe design. The book begins by defining flammability and the main types of test available. Building on this foundation, a group of chapters then reviews tests for key materials used in buildings and their contents. There are chapters on wood, external cladding and sandwich panels as well as the flammability of walls and ceilings. Tests for furniture fabrics, cables and electrical appliances are also reviewed. A final group of chapters discusses other types of test, particularly in the transport sector, including chapters on flammability testing for railway passenger cars, aircraft, road and rail tunnels. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining is a standard reference for civil and transport engineers in particular. An authoritative guide to best practice in ensuring safe design Defines flammability and the main types of test available A vital reference source for civil and transport engineers

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining
Author: Vivek B Apte
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780081028018
ISBN 13: 0081028016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining Book Review:

Engineers need to be able to test the flammability of the materials they use in buildings and other structures. However, the range of test procedures and regulations in this important area is often confusing. Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining provides an authoritative guide to current best practice in ensuring safe design.The book begins by defining flammability and the main types of test available. Building on this foundation, a group of chapters then reviews tests for key materials used in buildings and their contents. There are chapters on wood, external cladding and sandwich panels as well as the flammability of walls and ceilings. Tests for furniture fabrics, cables and electrical appliances are also reviewed. A final group of chapters discusses other types of test, particularly in the transport sector, including chapters on flammability testing for railway passenger cars, aircraft, road and rail tunnels.With its distinguished international team of contributors, Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining is a standard reference for civil and transport engineers in particular. There has been a lot of rapid change in fire standards, safety regulations and product manufacturing over the last ten years. In this revised edition, with an international balance in authorship (Europe, USA, Australia and NZ) chapters are brought fully up-to-date and standards and regulations are cross-referenced. In those cases where there have been new flammability test methods proposed then the authors have addressed these too.In this revised edition information is provided on fire testing of products/ systems/ components/ and materials used in various industrial sectors. Features up-to-date developments in fire safety standards, regulations, performance requirements and product manufacturing Covers a broad range of different application fields, such as furniture and building construction, transport and mining Features new fire tests and (ISO, ASTM, and En) standards

Fabric Testing

Fabric Testing
Author: Jinlian Hu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 1845695062
ISBN 13: 9781845695064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fabric Testing Book Review:

The textile industry is becoming an increasingly competitive environment. Differentiating products by quality is particularly important. Testing can be performed both to improve product quality and achieve compliance to international, regional or retailer specific standards. Fabric testing provides a comprehensive review of the tests available for fabrics. The book begins with introductory chapters which discuss the scope, importance and statistical analysis of fabric testing. The book then reviews various types of fabric tests such as fabric composition testing, physical and mechanical tests, fabric chemical testing, how to test appearance, permeability, comfort and flammability, as well as dyeing and colouring tests and key issues in testing textile samples. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors Fabric testing is a valuable resource for designers, technologists, quality inspectors and testing institutes in the textile industry. It is also relevant for academics and students within the textile field. Reviews various types of fabric tests including fabric composition and fabric chemical testing Discusses the scope, significance and statistical analysis of fabric testing Assesses the importance of fabric testing to both product quality and industry standard compliance

Advances in Fire Retardant Materials

Advances in Fire Retardant Materials
Author: A. Richard Horrocks,D. Price
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2008-09-19
ISBN 10: 1845695070
ISBN 13: 9781845695071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fire Retardant Materials Book Review:

This important book provides a comprehensive account of the advances that have occurred in fire science in relation to a broad range of materials. The manufacture of fire retardant materials is an active area of research, the understanding of which can improve safety as well as the marketability of a product. The first part of the book reviews the advances that have occurred in improving the fire retardancy of specific materials, ranging from developments in phosphorus and halogen-free flame retardants to the use of nanocomposites as novel flame retardant systems. Key environmental issues are also addressed. The second group of chapters examines fire testing issues and regulations. A final group of chapters addresses the application of fire retardant materials in such areas as composites, automotive materials, military fabrics and aviation materials. With its distinguished editors and array of international contributors, this book is an essential reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve fire retardancy in materials. It is also suitable for researchers in industry or academia. Reviews advances in improving the retardancy of materials Addresses key environmental issues Examines fire testing issues and regulations and the challenges involved

Mineral Wool

Mineral Wool
Author: B Sirok,B Blagojevic,P Bullen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN 10: 1845694457
ISBN 13: 9781845694456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Wool Book Review:

Mineral wool has a unique range of properties combining high thermal resistance with long-term stability. It is made from molten glass, stone or slag that is spun into a fibre-like structure which creates a combination of properties that no other insulation material can match. It has the ability to save energy, minimize pollution, combat noise, reduce the risk of fire and protect life and property in the event of fire. Mineral wool: Production and properties describes the technological process of mineral wool production and the physical characteristics of the melt and theoretical bases of multiregression and dimensionless theory. This is followed by the introduction of the fibre cooling model in the blow-away flow and the influence of temperature in the melt film (on the rotating centrifuge wheels) on the thickness of forming fibres. The second part predominantly focuses on the use of computer-aided visualisation: tools for the diagnostics of fibre and primary layer formation. Special attention is given to the study of aerodynamic characteristics of the airflow which significantly influences the quality of the final product. Mineral wool: Production and properties is suitable for engineers, researchers and for graduate and postgraduate students who want to broaden their knowledge of experimental methods in this field. Describes the technological process of mineral wool production and the physical characteristics Focuses on the use of computer-aided visualisation and discusses aerodynamic characteristics of the airflow Essential for engineers, researchers and students to gain knowledge of experimental methods in this field

Fire Toxicity

Fire Toxicity
Author: A A Stec,T R Hull
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2010-03-12
ISBN 10: 184569807X
ISBN 13: 9781845698072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Toxicity Book Review:

Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity. This is the first reference work on fire toxicity and the only scientific publication on the subject in the last 15 years. Assessment of toxic effects of fires is increasingly being recognised as a key factor in the assessment of fire hazards. This book raises important issues including the types of toxic effluents that different fires produce, their physiological effects, methods for generation and assessment of fire toxicity, current and proposed regulations and approaches to modelling the toxic impact of fires. The contributors to Fire toxicity represent an international team of the leading experts in each aspect of this challenging and important field. This book provides an important reference work for professionals in the fire community, including fire fighters, fire investigators, regulators, fire safety engineers, and formulators of fire-safe materials. It will also prove invaluable to researchers in academia and industry. Investigates the controversial subject of toxic effluents as the cause of the majority of fire deaths and injuries Describes the different types of toxic effluents and the specific fires that they produce, their physiological effects and methods for generation Provides an overview of national and international fire safety regulations including current and proposed regulations such as a standardized framework for prediction of fire gas toxicity

Material Flammability in Space Exploration Atmospheres

Material Flammability in Space Exploration Atmospheres
Author: Sara Suzanne McAllister
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3528133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mechanical Engineers Catalog and Product Directory

Mechanical Engineers Catalog and Product Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1931
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105027616353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Safety in Mines Abstracts

Safety in Mines Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000873865C
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials: Land transportation vehicles

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials: Land transportation vehicles
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435020850798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Building Materials

Advanced Building Materials
Author: Guang Fan Li,Yong Huang,Chao He Chen
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 4260
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 3038136050
ISBN 13: 9783038136057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Materials Book Review:

This collection of papers, which was subjected to strict peer-review by 2 to 4 expert referees, aims to collect together the latest advances in, and applications of, traditional constructional materials, advanced constructional materials and green building materials. It cannot fail to suggest new ideas and strategies to be tried in this field.

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112007784132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mineral Resources

Mineral Resources
Author: United States. Office of the Federal Register
Publsiher: Office of the Federal Register
Total Pages: 783
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780160888762
ISBN 13: 016088876X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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HSL Abstracts

HSL Abstracts
Author: Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive. Library and Information Service
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000578566I
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reforming Transport Pricing in the European Union

Reforming Transport Pricing in the European Union
Author: Bruno de Borger,S. Proost
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781009953
ISBN 13: 9781781009956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming Transport Pricing in the European Union Book Review:

This work deals with the problem of pricing passenger and freight transportation within Europe. It argues that legislation affecting pricing and regulation is increasingly less successful in dealing with market failures and externalities such as congestion, air pollution, noise and accidents.

ENR Directory of Design Firms

ENR Directory of Design Firms
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924063160703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building Cycles

Building Cycles
Author: Richard Barras
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781444310016
ISBN 13: 1444310011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Cycles Book Review:

The global economic crisis of 2008 was precipitated by a housing market crash, thus highlighting the destabilizing influence of the property cycle upon the wider economy. This timely book by a world authority explores why cycles occur and how they affect the behaviour of real estate markets. The central argument put forward is that growth and instability are inextricably linked, and that building investment acts both as a key driver of growth and as the source of the most volatile cyclical fluctuations in an economy. The role of building cycles in both economic growth and urban development is explored through a theoretical review and a comparative historical analysis of UK and US national data stretching back to the start of the nineteenth century, together with a case study of the development of London since the start of the eighteenth century. A simulation model of the building cycle is presented and tested using data for the City of London office market. The analysis is then broadened to examine the operation of property cycles in global investment markets during the post-war period, focussing on their contribution to the diffusion of innovation, the accumulation of wealth and the propagation of market instability. Building Cycles: growth & instability concludes by synthesizing the main themes into a theoretical framework, which can guide our understanding of the operation and impact of building cycles on the modern economy. Postgraduate students on courses in property and in urban development as well as professional property researchers, urban economists and planners will find this a stimulating read – demanding but accessible.

Year Book

Year Book
Author: American Standards Association
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1929
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112007840645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Code of Federal Regulations 30 Mineral Resources

Code of Federal Regulations 30 Mineral Resources
Author: Office of the Federal Register,Office of the Federal Register (U.S.) Staff
Publsiher: Office of the Federal Register
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2006-12
ISBN 10: 9780160763519
ISBN 13: 0160763517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Federal Regulations 30 Mineral Resources Book Review:

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government.

Interior Graphic Standards

Interior Graphic Standards
Author: Maryrose McGowan,Kelsey Kruse
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2003-05-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056892196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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