Studying fire retardants in ISO 9705 fire room

Hui Dong, Gao Wan Zou, Ye Gao, Wan Ki Chow

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Full-scale burning tests on fire retardants in a large-scale standard fire room were done to see how different fire retardant coatings worked. A series of burning tests on naked timber chipboard and three different fire retardant coatings applied over timber chipboards were carried out in an ISO 9705 fire room. Temperatures in the room and on the chipboard were measured, and the heat release rate based on the principle of oxygen consumption was acquired. The velocity of the fire spreading on the chipboard was computed through surface temperatures. The results show that comprehensive data on the properties of fire retardant coating can be acquired through tests carried out in a large-scale standard fire room. Furthermore, the heat release rate was found to have an important role in evaluating the property of fire retardant coatings.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalHarbin Gongcheng Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Harbin Engineering University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • Fire retardant
  • Heat release rate
  • ISO 9705 fire room
  • Principle of oxygen consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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