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Table 7 Comparison of yields of CO and HCN for a series of tests (Babrauskas et al. 1991a)

From: The fire toxicity of polyurethane foams

Test method Test conditions CO Yield/mg g−1 HCN Yield/mg g−1
NBS Cup Furnace Method 550 °C 180–210 16–20
SwRI/NIST Method 50 kW m−2 80–120 1.9–4.4
Cone Calorimeter Method Range for 35–75 kW m−2 42–80 4–5
Furniture Calorimeter 330 × 330 × 254 mm crib, 1.0 kg 80 N/a
Three-compartment Room Test See description in text 100–140 5–11