Accession Number:

AD0779179

Title:

Fire Hazard Classification of Chemical Vapors Relative to Explosion Proof Electrical Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A detailed study of flammability has been made by the Electrical Hazards Panel of the Committee on Hazardous Materials in order to assign tentative classification to 370 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. A brief discussion of electrical equipment fire protection is included. This is a supplementary report to Report II, October 7, 1971, and includes the classification of about 170 additional materials. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE