This is the eighth volume in a series. The fire safety aspects of polymers are examined with primary emphasis on human survival. This volume is concerned with the polymeric materials used in subway, surface, and elevated urban railway vehicles; railroad vehicles; other rail vehicles (including unattended and semicontrolled type); buses, trucks; passenger automobiles; and miscellaneous vehicle types (including motorcycles and snowmobiles). Other volumes in the series deal with materials (state of the art); test methods, specifications, and standards; smoke and toxicity; fire dynamics and scenarios; aircraft (civil and military); buildings; ships, and mines and bunkers. A volume on elements of polymer fire safety and guide to the designer has been added to the series to pull together the disciplinary material of the first four volumes. This report examines the fire safety aspects of those polymeric materials currently used, or expected to be used, in land vehicles that transport people and materials. Excluded from consideration are specific materials such as fuels, engine lubricants and other engine polymers and hydraulic fluids.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Materials Advisory Board

    Committee on Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMAB 318-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1982 12:00AM