Stay up to code with the updated NFPA 271!
Evaluate the fire performance of materials to ensure safety with the 2009 NFPA 271.
The critical information contained in this Standard can be used to determine the ignitability, heat release rate, mass loss rates, effective heat of combustion, and visible smoke development of materials and products. The accurate and reliable results of the NFPA 271 test method are very useful in a wide range of applications, including evaluating materials or products, mathematical fire modeling, design of new materials or products and in research and development. The method measures the response of materials to levels of radiant heating with or without an external igniter. The 2009 edition of this Standard clarifies and qualifies the use of the terms Heat Release Rate and Sustained Flaming. 25 pp.