Accession Number:

ADA023413

Title:

Measurement of Toxic Gases and Smoke from Aircraft Cabin Interior Materials Using the NBS Smoke Chamber and Colorimetric Tubes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Seventy-five self-extinguishing materials used in wide-bodied aircraft cabin interiors were tested in the National Bureau of Standards Smoke Chamber and analyzed for smoke and toxic gases in the combustion mixture. Concentrations of selected toxic gases were measured at regular intervals during the test, either directly from the chamber or from bag samples, using colorimetric detector tubes. Data analysis was facilitated by grouping the materials into usage designations and comparing the peak smoke and toxic gas concentrations. Despite the unknown magnitude of interference effects in the combustion mixture, detector tubes appear of offer a convenient and inexpensive method for identifying the presence of selected gases and approximating the relative gas yield of similar cabin materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE