FLAMMABILITY, SMOKE, TOXICITY, AND CORROSIVE GASES OF ELECTRIC CABLE MATERIALS

Organic polymers used as insulation and jacketing materials in electric cables, once ignited, burn and spread fire rapidly. Furthermore these polymeric components generate dense smoke as well as toxic and/or corrosive combustion products that severely limit the ability to control and extinguish a fire. This report contains the formal papers given at a workshop on flammability, smoke, toxicity, and corrosive gases of electric cable materials and in addition includes summaries of the workshop discussion sessions. Based on these activities, a number of conclusions and recommendations are presented for materials and design; testing for flammability, smoke, and toxicity and, to a lesser extent, corrosive gases; and detection devices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Materials Advisory Board

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMAB-342 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MDA-903-74-C-0167
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM