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NFPA 555

Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 42
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This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include prevention of ignition; installation of automatic fire suppression systems; control of ventilation factors; and limitation of the heat release rate of individual and grouped room contents, furnishings, and interior finish.

The accuracy, precision, and relevance of this guide are a function of the accuracy, precision, and relevance of the data from the test methods and calculations used. The principles and concepts presented are among the most reliable available.

The use of these techniques can help to minimize the probability of flashover or delay its occurrence, but might not prevent it.

Purpose.

The purpose of this guide is to provide tools for individuals or organizations attempting to implement methods to prevent the occurrence of flashover or, at least, to decrease its probability.

Any limitations on the availability of data, of appropriate test procedures, of adequate fire models, or of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge place significant constraints on the procedures described in this guide.

This guide describes some standard tests conducted under controlled laboratory conditions. Such tests should not be deemed to establish performance levels for all situations.

Document History

NFPA 555
January 1, 2017
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include...
January 1, 2013
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include...
January 1, 2009
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include...
August 5, 2004
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include...
August 18, 2000
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
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January 1, 1996
Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
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