NIST Firebrand Ignition Research Sends Sparks Flying

Page, Douglas
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on the effort of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in gathering its resources to learn how to mitigate airborne fire threats in the U.S. Fire engineers used the NIST firebrand apparatus to observe the mechanism of firebrand penetration through building vents. The research could also lead to new building codes and standards to protect homes in the U.S. and Japan.


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