"Red Books" of the British Fire Prevention Committee ..., Volumes 50-59

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1900
 

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Page 2 - The British Fire Prevention Committee was founded in 1897, incorporated in 1899, its objects are : To direct attention to the urgent need for increased protection of life and property from fire by the adoption of preventive measures. To use its influence in every direction towards minimizing the possibilities and dangers of fire. To bring together those scientifically interested in the subject of Fire Prevention. To arrange periodical meetings for the discussion of practical questions bearing on...
Page 78 - FIRE TESTS WITH UNPROTECTED COLUMNS. A Report by the Committee on " Fire-Proofing
Page 88 - The tests are of an entirely independent character, arranged on scientific lines, but with full consideration for the practical purpose in view. Absolute reliability is assured, records being mostly taken automatically, or by photography, and the temperatures being easily regulated by the application of gas.
Page 48 - All reports on tests solely state the bare facts and occurrences, with tables, diagrams, and illustrations, and on no account are reports to be taken as including expressions of opinion, nor should any expression be read as a comparison or criticism. The general arrangement and direction of the tests are in the hands of the Executive, who act in accordance with certain principles laid down after careful study and experiment.
Page 32 - Committee was founded in 1897, incorporated in 1899, its objects are : To direct attention to the urgent need for increased protection of life and property from fire by the adoption of preventive measures. To use its influence in every direction towards minimizing the possibilities and dangers of fire. To bring together those scientifically interested in the subject of Fire Prevention. To arrange periodical meetings for the discussion of practical questions bearing on the same. To establish a reading...
Page 30 - Son, and Messrs. T. Broadbent & Co. 28. FIRE TESTS WITH CEILINGS. A Ceiling of Silicate Cotton (Slag Wool) by Messrs. T. Anderson & Son, and Messrs. T.
Page 18 - ... or fire extinguishing appliances. The tests are of an entirely independent character, arranged on scientific lines, but without losing sight of the practical purpose in view. Absolute reliability is assured, records being mostly taken automatically or by photography. All reports on tests state bare facts and occurrences with tables, diagrams and illustrations, and on no account are reports to be taken as including...
Page 98 - The purpose of the tests undertaken by the British Fire Prevention Committee is to obtain reliable data as to the exact fire resistance of the various materials and systems of construction used in building practice, and to give precise particulars regarding fire preventive, fire alarm, or fire extinguishing appliances.
Page 5 - This was a very instructive test, and another making a comparison between doors of different material and construction gives some important results : — " A Wood Door covered with Tinned Steel Plates. " An Iron-framed and Panelled Door. " Object of Test. "To record the effect of a fierce fire of one hour gradually increasing to a temperature of 2000 F., followed suddenly by the application for five minutes of a stream of water and consequent rapid cooling. "The door-openings were approximately...
Page 86 - ... scientifically interested in the subject of Fire Prevention. To arrange periodical meetings for the discussion of practical questions bearing on the same. To establish a reading room, library and collections for purposes of research, and for supplying recent and authentic information on the subject of Fire Prevention. To publish from time to time papers specially prepared for the Committee, together with records, extracts, and translations. To undertake such independent investigations and tests...

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