pinfa76 Duquesne

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille

Sophie Duquesne, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, presented results of comparisons of small scale and large scale fire testing results on materials for cables, construction and transport applications.

The objective is to develop small-scale testing processes which can reliably predict results in large scale testing, in order to enable rapid and cost-effective material screening. This work shows that scale-reduction is not straight forward, but that in some cases correlations can be found. Also, a new test of intumescent char integrity was developed.