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Polyurethane and Fire: Fire Performance Testing Under Real Conditions

ISBN: 978-3-527-60771-6
517 pages
August 2006
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A survey of all facets of the fire performance examination and evaluation of flexible and rigid polyurethane foams in the various fields of building construction, furniture and furnishings, transportation and electric appliances. The basic information concerning the relevance of the different test procedures allows realistic requirements to be set, guaranteeing more safety in the case of fire. The legal requirements are based on laboratory test methods and the book describes their relevance in relation to real fire scenarios.
A must-have reference for producers, suppliers and manufacturers of polyurethanes.
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INTRODUCTION
FIRE PROTECTION PROBLEMS
DEFINITION OF THe FIRE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
Formation of Flames
Course of Fire
Characteristics of Fire Behavior
ESSENTIAL FIRE SCENARIOS
Pyrolysis
Oxydative Decomposition
Self Sustained Smoldering Process
Fully Developed Fire with Flash Over Situation
RESEARCH OF CAUSES OF FIRES
General Experience of Fire Statistic
Knowledge of Fire Risks
Experience of Fire Spread + Fire Detection Units and Sprinklers
Time of Fire Initiation as Classification Criterion
PREVENTIVE FIRE PROTECTION-FIRE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
General Reglementation
National Requirement and Classification Systems
MATERIAL-RELATED FIRE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF PUR- GENERAL
Polyurethane Production
Risk of Ignition in the Production and Storage Area
USE AND INTERPRETATION OF TEST RESULTS
Relevancy of the Decomposition Models
Relevancy of the Evaluation Criteria
Relevancy of the Requirements -
General
RESUMEE
VIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS










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Franz H. Prager gained his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1960 and his doctorate from the Technical University in Aachen in 1985. He joined Bayer in 1961, where he originally worked in Fire Performance Testing, and later became head of the Fire Technology Group, which he founded within the Central Research Department in Leverkusen. He was a member of numerous national and international committees (VDE, DIN, ISO and CEN) in the various fields of construction, transportation, furniture and electrical appliances, as well as the relevant German and international association fire committees (VKE, VCI, APME, IVPU/BING, ICUP/III and ISOPA). In 1990 Dr. Prager received the Otto Bayer Medal for his commitment to large scale testing under extreme conditions and for his initiation of the Bayer Fire Test House.

Helmut Rosteck received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering after studying at the Technical University of Magdeburg and Dresden. Following this, he worked at the testing station for flow machinery in Dresden, before joining the dynamo plant of Siemens Schuckart in Dresden. He moved to Bayer in Leverkusen in 1964, where he was originally a member of the planning construction section and in 1976 joined the Fire Technology Group in the Central Research Department. In Fire Performance Testing he was responsible for fire reaction testing in the laboratory as well as on a large scale in the construction sector, transportation and the furniture and furnishings field.
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"Unentbehrlich für Hersteller und Anbieter von PUR-Werkstoffen."
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"...gibt eine ausführliche Darstellung von Testmethoden und zur Bewertung von Weich- und Hartschäumen, die heute am Bau, für Möbel und Haushaltsgegenstände, im Transportwesen und in der Elektronikindustrie eingesetzt werden."
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