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FireProof

Page history last edited by PBworks 14 years, 6 months ago

Fire retardant = fire proof.

  • Flame retardant (OSHA) - a substance that will generally self extinguish in a vertical flame test or assist other materials in resisting flame effects.
  • Fire retardant (Textile Ind) - Fabric that, without chemical additives, will inhibit the spread of fire (ie fail to ignite under most household instances and self extinguish under others)
  • Flame retarded (NFPA)- non FR material that has been chemically treated to act like one.
  • Fire resistant (textile) - fabric, treated or not, that will self- extinguish in horizontal burn but fails vertical test (think carpeting).
  • Flame proof (NFPA) - material that is manufactured to a specific chemical state making it unable to produce a flame at any heat. (Such fabrics will generally disintegrate under high heat)
  • Fire proof (alchemical) - a mythological state of being impervious to fire. Recent studies of metallurgy, astronomy, and nuclear fusion have completely debunked this myth on all levels. Everything melts at SOME temperature.
  • Flame retardant (OSHA) - a substance that will generally self extinguish in a vertical flame test or assist other materials in resisting flame effects.
  • Fire retardant (Textile Ind) - Fabric that, without chemical additives, will inhibit the spread of fire (ie fail to ignite under most household instances and self extinguish under others)
  • Flame retarded (NFPA)- non FR material that has been chemically treated to act like one.
  • Fire resistant (textile) - fabric, treated or not, that will self- extinguish in horizontal burn but fails vertical test (think carpeting).
  • Flame proof (NFPA) - material that is manufactured to a specific chemical state making it unable to produce a flame at any heat. (Such fabrics will generally disintegrate under high heat)
  • Fire proof (alchemical) - a mythological state of being impervious to fire. Recent studies of metallurgy, astronomy, and nuclear fusion have completely debunked this myth on all levels. Everything melts at SOME temperature.

 

 

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