Protect lives and property. Measure the potential heat of building materials with the up-to-date criteria in the 2013 edition of NFPA 259.
Essential for fire test labs, manufacturers, fire protection engineers, and fire researchers, the 2013 edition of NFPA 259: Standard Test Method of Potential Heat of Building Materials offers a test method that provides a means of determining -- under controlled laboratory conditions -- the potential heat of building materials subjected to a defined high-temperature exposure condition.
The method yields a property-type measurement of the amount of heat that can potentially be given off by building materials when exposed to a heat source.
Keep pace with changes in the 2013 edition, including:
- Revised limitation on specimen thickness concerning nonhomogeneous or layered material
- New requirements on wire specimen holder that improve consistency
Accurate assessments require the latest guidelines. Make sure you're up-to-date with the 2013 NFPA 259. (Softbound, 13 pp., 2013)