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    The affordable home smoke alarm, Lyman Blackwell- 2015 DiNenno Prize winner

    The 2015 Philip J. DiNenno Prize was awarded for the affordable home smoke alarm. This technology developed and implemented by Lyman L. Blackwell and Duane D. Pearsall paved the way for installation of smoke a...

    Craig Beyler, David Lucht, Margaret McNamee, Peter Johnson and Chris Dubay

    Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:2

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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    Oxygen consumption calorimetry, William Parker: 2016 DiNenno Prize

    The 2016 DiNenno Prize recognizes oxygen consumption calorimetry as a significant technical achievement that has had a major impact on public safety. Oxygen consumption calorimetry has made the measurement of ...

    C. Beyler, P. Croce, C. Dubay, P. Johnson and M. McNamee

    Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:1

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  3. Review

    Environmental impact of fire

    Fires are adverse events with tangible costs for property and human life. Quantification of the immediate and direct costs of fire provide a metric for understanding the social and economic impact of fire and ...

    Drew Martin, Mai Tomida and Brian Meacham

    Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:5

    Published on: 8 September 2016

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    The role of isocyanates in fire toxicity

    Isocyanates are a group of low molecular weight, highly reactive compounds with a functional isocyanate group. The main human exposure route is via inhalation of airborne isocyanates, although dermal exposure ...

    Linda Bengtström, Mariëlle Salden and Anna A. Stec

    Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:4

    Published on: 4 May 2016

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    The fire toxicity of polyurethane foams

    Polyurethane is widely used, with its two major applications, soft furnishings and insulation, having low thermal inertia, and hence enhanced flammability. In addition to their flammability, polyurethanes form...

    Sean Thomas McKenna and Terence Richard Hull

    Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:3

    Published on: 21 April 2016

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    Overview of aluminum alloy mechanical properties during and after fires

    Aluminum alloys are increasingly being used in a broad spectrum of load-bearing applications such as lightweight structures, light rail, bridge decks, marine crafts, and off-shore platforms. A major concern in...

    Patrick T Summers, Yanyun Chen, Christian M Rippe, Ben Allen, Adrian P Mouritz, Scott W Case and Brian Y Lattimer

    Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:3

    Published on: 29 April 2015

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    Road tunnel fire safety and risk: a review

    A review concerning road tunnel fire safety and risk is presented. In particular different perspectives and methods on safety and risk are discussed. Road tunnel fire safety usually involves high uncertainty a...

    Jonatan Gehandler

    Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:2

    Published on: 31 March 2015

  8. Review

    Numerical experiments and compartment fires

    Fires are complex and it is hard to derive relationships from theory in fire science. Full-scale and small-scale experiments have been used with great success in order to increase the understanding of fire che...

    Nils Johansson

    Fire Science Reviews 2014 3:2

    Published on: 19 September 2014

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    Review: development of performance-based fire design for cold-formed steel

    Performance-based fire design for cold-formed steel systems is in its infancy. This paper brings together existing research on cold-formed steel materials, members, and assemblages at elevated temperatures; an...

    Jean C Batista Abreu, Luiz M C Vieira, Metwally H Abu-Hamd and Benjamin W Schafer

    Fire Science Reviews 2014 3:1

    Published on: 29 August 2014

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    A review of sprinkler system effectiveness studies

    A lack of information on the effectiveness of fire safety systems, including sprinklers, has been noted as being a limiting factor in the development of performance-based fire safety design. Of the fire safety...

    Kevin Frank, Neil Gravestock, Michael Spearpoint and Charles Fleischmann

    Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:6

    Published on: 20 October 2013

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    Low temperature oxidation of linseed oil: a review

    This review analyses and summarises the previous investigations on the oxidation of linseed oil and the self-heating of cotton and other materials impregnated with the oil. It discusses the composition and che...

    Juita, Bogdan Z Dlugogorski, Eric M Kennedy and John C Mackie

    Fire Science Reviews 2012 1:3

    Published on: 19 September 2012

  12. Review

    A review of fire blocking technologies for soft furnishings

    Fire barrier fabrics are expected to play an increasingly important role in complying with existing and proposed soft furnishing flammability regulations in the US. The number of commercial fire blocking techn...

    Shonali Nazaré and Rick D Davis

    Fire Science Reviews 2012 1:1

    Published on: 23 April 2012

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