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The following links have been found to be useful in your search for answers to technical issues dealing with Fire Science and Engineering.

JPQ International Consultants has close ties with a range of testing facilities and certification companies as well as engineering companies specialising in fire in the construction industry. More information is included in the Testing and Certification pages.

Fire Dynamics Tools (FDTs) Quantitative Fire Hazard Analysis Methods for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fire Protection Inspection Program (NUREG-1805, Final Report). These are downloadable fire calculation tools for many aspects of Fire Protection Engineering.


Fire protection for structural steel in buildings (Yellow Book). 3rd ed. The Yellow Book is well known for providing steel section properties and for more than 20 years, been recognized as one of the best guides to providing technical guidance on the subject of fire protection of structural steel in buildings. Note the 4th edition is in publication but this link provides a downloadable pdf of the 3rd edition.



The Gypsum Association’s main publication depicts fire resistant construction designs of systems using gypsum board as a component of walls and partitions, floor/ceiling systems, roof/ceiling systems, columns, beams, and girders.  The link below allows one to view the Design Manual online but is not downloadable.


Heat Flux in Fire Tests

A presentation given by Javier Trevino while working for Intertek at the Spring 2008 IEEE/ICC conference.  The presentation provides information on the basics of heat flux in fire tests. The link below allows one to download a pdf version of the Powerpoint presentation which was voted Best Presentation during the spring conference.



Measurement Uncertainty of Fire Resistance Tests (NAFTL).

The subject of Measurement Uncertainty in Fire Resistance Tests is discussed in this NAFTL publication.  The purpose of the NAFTL Consortium is to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information, conduct studies, and develop industry consensus positions relating to the full range of fire tests, e.g., reaction to fire, fire suppression, fire resistance and fire detection.


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