NIST will host the new SFPE Advanced Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and Smokeview workshop this Nov. 6–9. This workshop is designed for those familiar with fire modeling software—FDS and Smokeview—and who want to learn more about their advanced features.
Fire safety engineering is growing rapidly in many European countries. SFPE’s European chapters will host a conference in February 2018 in Rotterdam to address critical topics and challenges facing the profession.
Halogenated Flame Retardant Use in Residential Settings - Are They Safe for Our Health? Flame retardant (FR) chemicals are any compounds specifically added to materials to interfere with their combustion. This interference is normally to achieve some desired fire performance attribute – slower ignition, reduced flame propagation, etc. Vast numbers of compounds have been proposed in the patent literature for this purpose, but only a small portion have come into widespread use. Plastics and wood are the main categories of products to which FR chemicals are often added. The FR chemicals used for treating cellulosic materials (wood, cotton) and treating plastics are generally from completely different families of compounds. Many of the FR chemicals are specifically suited for only one type of product.
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