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FireProof

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on January 14, 2006 at 2:55:39 am
 

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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