NFPA-259(13): Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials

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NFPA-259(13): Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials
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)