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This book brings together the key published definitions of fire and fire safety terminology, creating a definitive catalog of fire terms. British Standards and associated documents carry their own terms and definitions but in many cases it has been found that these individual lists will often define the same term with slight or substantial differences. This dictionary of terms amalgamates these varying definitions into single, composite definitions and supplements further definitions widely used in the industry. The terms explained cover the whole spectrum of fire safety in all its applications. This includes testing for both fire resistance and reaction to fire; passive and active fire protection systems and fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. The book supports all British Standards and the many other published documents which support the British Standards and European standards codes of practice and related documents. Content: Front Matter • Introduction • Table of Contents ablative materials to axi-symetric plume back burn to bursting pressure calibration to curtain wall damage control unit to dwelling of origin E' criterion to extreme value F factor to fusible link gallery to group II apparatus habitable room to hyperventilation 'I' criterion to iteration jack hammer to jumping sheet ladder to low-rise system maintained emergency lighting to multi-state detector narcosis to numerical fire model obscuration of smoke to oxygen index (OI) pane to pyrolysis front quenching diameter to quenching diameter R' criterion to running-call facility safe condition sign to system type tL50 (lethal exposure time) to type of protection UEL to user V-0 class material to volume yield walking speed to worst case scenario yield to yield zero point of specimen to zoned smoke control • Acronyms used in Fire Safety • Bibliography
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