FIRE HAZARD CLASSIFICATION OF CHEMICAL VAPORS RELATIVE TO EXPLOSION-PROOF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, a detailed study of flammability has been made by the Electrical Hazards Panel of the Committee on Hazardous Materials in order to assign tentative classifications to 388 chemicals of commerce according to the classification groups given in the National Electrical Code, NEC 500. The method used was based on available physical and flammability properties, and chemical structure as an adjunct (by homology and analogy) where data were limited.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences-Natl Research Council

    Committee on Hazardous Materials
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Authors:
    • Carhart, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-71-76 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM