1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Default Heat Release Rates, properties... Database? Anywhere??

    I'm wondering if there are any databases availble anywhere that list all the properties for specific materials/products, most specifically one that would contain as much detail as heat release rates, total heat release, AI temp, etc... I've found a small list on the NIST website btu would think there would be something more comprehensive. I'm moslty wishing to have this resource for more accurate use of FDS/Smokeview. Any information would be most appreciated, thanks in advance...


  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2006


    John Dehaan (Kirk's FI) has done a great deal of research on the subject. He is very accessible and will respond to emails, which is great since is considered the top of the field. Polymer HRR's are tough because you have a variety of materials w/ different properties that morph into new matierial with entirely different properties when heat is applies. No good research has been done on furniture, which is too bad for obvious reasons. Try underwriter labs too. Good luck, let me know if you find anything!

    Geoff Hazard, MS CFEI

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. All SCBA's to be obsolete in 2007?
    By ullrichk in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 11-01-2005, 07:39 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-20-2003, 12:24 AM
  3. AFFF or FFFP
    By Lallo in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-18-2002, 08:34 PM
  4. Heat tapes explosive properties
    By The Snake Man in forum Fire Prevention and Life Safety
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-31-2000, 06:11 PM
  5. Clean Air Act 112(r) communication requirements
    By Alan Bernstein in forum Emergency Services Administration
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-30-1998, 10:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register