Flammability Tests of Military Shelters
ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This TOP provides procedures for tests to determine fire hazard characteristics of metal-faced foam core shelter material. Includes flame spread and fuel-contributed test, and susceptibility-to-radiant-heat damage test. The flame spread and fuel contribution test and the susceptibility-to-radiant-heat damage test are suitable for classifying the fire hazard for military shelter construction material. These tests measure the fuel contribution rate of the material that has been shown by fire tests to be the single most significant property for predicting its flame spread potential. Use of the tests permits comparison of military shelter construction materials to select the least flammable design and to maintain required quality during production. Keywords Flammability tests Military shelters Shelters.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods