Fire Behavior Of Upholstered Furniture And Mattresses

Author by : John Krasny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The flammability of upholstered furniture is a major concern to engineers and others across a wide swath of organizations. This book was written to provide its audience with the science and engineering needed to better understand the combustibility of the products they manufacture, purchase, and try to extinguish. It addresses the science and engineering information needs of public and private sector fire technology personnel, including fire service students and officers, fire investigators, fire protection engineers, government officials; textile, chemical, and furniture industry personnel, or institutional furniture purchasers.


Fire Behavior Of Upholstered Furniture And Mattresses

Author by : John Krasny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 54
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Description : The flammability of upholstered furniture is a major concern to engineers and others across a wide swath of organizations. This book was written to provide its audience with the science and engineering needed to better understand the combustibility of the products they manufacture, purchase, and try to extinguish. It addresses the science and engineering information needs of public and private sector fire technology personnel, including fire service students and officers, fire investigators, fire protection engineers, government officials; textile, chemical, and furniture industry personnel, or institutional furniture purchasers.


Flammability Testing Of Materials Used In Construction Transport And Mining

Author by : Vivek B. Apte
Languange : en
Publisher by : Woodhead Publishing
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Total Read : 71
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Description : 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


Fire Retardancy Of Polymers

Author by : T. Richard Hull
Languange : en
Publisher by : Royal Society of Chemistry
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Total Read : 32
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Description : The latest developments in fire retardancy of polymeric materials, including new systems, formulations and test-methods are detailed in this book.


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation

Author by : John J. Lentini
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire’s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualified with years of experience in on-site investigations, lab analyses, and courtroom presentation, the author provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book explores: The history of fire investigation and the basic chemistry and physics of fire The science of fire dynamics—how things burn and how they interact with their surroundings while doing so Practical procedures for conducting fire scene inspections Laboratory examination of fire debris to test for the presence of ignitable liquid residues and for potential ignition sources Relevant scientific principles as applied to 30 actual fires The evolution of the mythology of arson investigation The common root causes of errors in fire investigation The final chapter discusses the professional practice of fire investigation. It examines quality assurance, business practices, and the fundamentals of being an expert witness, with advice for giving testimony in depositions and at trial. Other highlights of the second edition include new and expanded discussions on novel training methods, first assumptions, computer fire modeling, low voltage ignition sources, the questionable validity of some origin determinations, and recent changes in NFPA 921. Thorough and accessible, this volume not only provides the practical information necessary to conduct an effective inquiry but also offers insight into the science, history, and theory behind what makes fire investigation a multi-faceted profession. John Lentini discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation Third Edition

Author by : John J. Lentini
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field—driven by new discoveries about fire behavior—the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.


Interior Textiles

Author by : T Rowe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Total Read : 80
Total Download : 900
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Description : This book provides an overview of the types of textiles used within the interior textile sector and key technological developments and safety issues affecting the industry. An understanding of these topics enables the designer or manufacturer to select the most appropriate fabrics for interior applications. The first group of chapters reviews types and selection of materials for interior textiles, including natural and synthetic fibres as well as knitted, woven and nonwoven fabrics. Further chapters review surface design of interior textiles and the use of textiles in carpets and floor coverings. The second part of the book discuses developments in such areas as joining furniture fabrics, the use of sustainable and recycled textiles in interior applications, using interior textiles to minimise indoor environmental pollution, flame retardant materials and innovative textiles for seating. Interior textiles: design and developments is an important text for manufacturers, designers and buyers of interior textiles as well as being a valuable resource for students and academics studying interior design and materials. Provides a comprehensive review of the type of textiles used within the interior textile sector Considers environmental issues in interior textiles assessing different types of sustainable and recycled textiles Explores the important issues of surface design and flammability testing


Principles Of Fire Behavior And Combustion

Author by : Richard Gann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Total Read : 67
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Description : Based on the National Fire Academy s Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum. Without a comprehensive grasp of how fires start and spread, informed decisions on how to best control and extinguish fires can not be made. Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fourth Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of the chemical and physical properties of flammable materials and fire, the combustion process, and the latest in suppression and extinguishment. The Fourth Edition of this time-tested resource is the most current and accurate source of fire behavior information available to fire science students and on-the-job fire fighters today."


Technical Study Group Cigarette Safety Act Of 1984

Author by : U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Technical Study Group on Cigarette and Little Cigar Fire Safety
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 10
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Principles Of Fire Behavior

Author by : James G. Quintiere
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Total Read : 48
Total Download : 794
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Description : This text covers the four forms of fire: diffusion flames, smoldering, spontaneous combustion, and premixed flames. Using a quantitative approach, the text introduces the scientific principles of fire behavior, with coverage of heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, and heat flux as a damage variable. Cases, examples, problems, selected color illustrations and review of mathematics help students in fire safety and investigation understand fire from a scientific point of view.


Crime Reconstruction

Author by : W. Jerry Chisum
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Total Read : 34
Total Download : 252
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Description : Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialists. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory’ and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand. Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified, and respected forensic science practitioner holding generations of case experience among them. Forensic pioneer such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thorton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear. Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report New chapters on forensic science, crime scene investigation, wound pattern analysis, sexual assault reconstruction, and report writing Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist


Handbook Of Fire Resistant Textiles

Author by : F. Selcen Kilinc
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 25
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File Size : 52,9 Mb
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Description : Given its importance to consumer safety, fire resistant textiles are one of the fastest growing sectors in industrial textiles. Handbook of fire resistant textiles provides a comprehensive review of the considerable advances that have occurred in the field of fire resistant textiles in recent years. It draws together scientific and technical expertise from around the world to produce an important source of current knowledge on fire resistant textiles and their use for protection in hostile environments. Part one provides an overview of fire resistant textiles. Chapters discuss burning and combustion mechanisms of textile fibers, chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibers to improve flame retardancy, multi-component flame resistant coating techniques for textiles, care and maintenance of fire resistant textiles, along with the safety, health and environmental aspects of flame retardants. Part two covers different types of fire resistant fibers and fabrics, including flame retardant cotton, wool, ceramic fibers and blends, composites and nonwovens. Part three reviews standards, regulations, and characterization of fire resistant textiles. Part four includes case studies of major applications of fire resistant textiles. The Handbook of fire resistant textiles is an invaluable resource for a broad spectrum of professionals in the textiles and apparel industries, including textile and garment manufacturers, engineers, researchers, designers, developers and buyers. Provides a comprehensive review of the considerable advances that have occurred in the field of fire resistant textiles in recent years Discusses burning and combustion mechanisms of textile fibers and chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibers to improve flame retardancy Covers different types of fire resistant fibers and fabrics, including flame retardant cotton, wool, ceramic fibers and blends, composites and nonwovens


Toxic Bedrooms

Author by : Walter Bader
Languange : en
Publisher by : SCB Distributors
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
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Description : Your bedroom should be a safe haven, but unfortunately more and more research is revealing that the bedroom may be one of the most toxic places in the home. Consider that the average conventional mattress contains more toxic chemicals than a 50 gallon oil drum, and that our skin, the largest organ of the body, is also the most porous entry point. It is no wonder that chemicals found in mattresses, known to cause toxic reproductive effects, are regularly being found at significant levels in human blood samples. Walter Bader outlines the dangers of the toxic threats lurking in the home so that, armed with knowledge, you can defend yourself and your family against them.


Fire Safety Of Interior Textiles

Author by : Johanna Tomann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nordic Council of Ministers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
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File Size : 45,9 Mb
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Kirk S Fire Investigation

Author by : Paul Leland Kirk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Total Read : 87
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Description : Written by a forensic scientist with extensive education and training experience in all phases of fire and explosion investigation, this widely used book details all essential information. Now updated and expanded, it is in closer accordance to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation, which is used at the National Fire Academy. This revision will help enhance the accuracy and reliability of your investigation. Chapter topics examine the elementary chemistry of combustion; the nature and behavior of fire; combustion properties of liquid, gaseous, and solid fuels; sources of ignition; structure fires and their investigation; grass and wildland fires and their investigation; automobile, motor vehicle, and ship fires; electrical causes of fire; clothing and fabric fires; explosions and explosive combustion; chemical fires and hazardous materials; laboratory services; fire-related deaths and injuries; arson as a crime; and other investigative topics. For public fire investigators, arson investigators, bomb/arson specialists, special investigations units, and fraud specialists.


Fire Properties Of Polymer Composite Materials

Author by : A. P. Mouritz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 86
Total Download : 926
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Description : This book is the first to deal with the important topic of the fire behaviour of fibre reinforced polymer composite materials. The book covers all of the key issues on the behaviour of composites in a fire. Also covered are fire protection materials for composites, fire properties of nanocomposites, fire safety regulations and standards, fire test methods, and health hazards from burning composites.


A Practical Guide To Plastics Sustainability

Author by : Michel Biron
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Andrew
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Total Read : 23
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Description : A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis and best practice guidance. Finally, the latest developments and future possibilities are considered. Approaches the idea of sustainability from numerous angles, offering practical solutions to improve sustainability in the development of plastic components and products Explains how sustainability can be applied across plastics design, materials selection, processing, and end of life, all set alongside socioeconomic factors Considers key areas of innovation, such as eco-design, novel opportunities for recycling or re-use, bio-based polymers and new technologies


Annual Book Of Astm Standards

Author by : ASTM International
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 95
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Fire Investigator Principles And Practice To Nfpa 921 And 1033

Author by : International Association of Fire Chiefs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
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Description : Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033, Fifth Edition is the premier resource for current and future Fire Investigators. Written by talented professional fire investigators from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), this text covers the entire span of the 2017 Edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. This text is the benchmark for conducting safe and systematic investigations.


Fire Investigator Field Guide

Author by : International Association of Arson Investigators,
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 76
Total Download : 126
File Size : 52,7 Mb
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Description : "A comprehensive reference guide that will help you at the fire scene as well as in your office. Updated to include the most current codes, standards, technology, and trends"--P. [4] of cover.


National Fire Codes

Author by : National Fire Protection Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 19
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Fire Investigator

Author by : International Investigators,
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 214
File Size : 43,9 Mb
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Description : Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice updates the resource previously known as User’s Manual for NFPA 921, 2004 Edition. Through a clear, concise presentation, Fire Investigator assists fire investigators in conducting complex fire investigations. Written by talented professional fire investigators from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), this text covers the entire span of the 2008 Edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. This text is the benchmark for conducting safe and systematic investigations. Key features include: new chapter on Marine Fire Investigations; coverage of the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1033; supported by a complete teaching and learning system.