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To get more information about early smoke movement in thermally stratified environments in large-volume spaces, a detailed study of low density and big density smoke plumes in thermally stratified environments in a small-scale enclosure was undertaken by means of experimental mea- surement and...
The effect of occupant pre-movement time and occupant density on evacuation time is presented in this article. Two hypothetical scenarios, a simple room and a multi-compartment building, are presented as building environment. The occupant pre-movement time, an important component of the...
The flame and smoke retardance of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is reviewed with emphasis on the chemical additives used to achieve acceptable fire properties in the principal application areas. Particular attention is given to the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of vinyl compounding in regard to the...
The use of tin dioxides, antimony trioxides, and their mixture as flame retardants for flexible PVC systems is considered as a means of enhancing the ability of flame retardancy. The flame retardant property of tin dioxides is studied through the limiting oxygen index (LOI) test, char yield,...
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