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Ways To Improve Common Furniture Fire Test
2014-02-11 10:34:13

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and American University researchers report in a new study. The study comes as regulations and methods for evaluating the...

2013-09-18 23:00:45

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI), a leader in nuclear, industrial and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the forefront for dust explosivity/combustibility testing offering a wide range of services related to characterizing, preventing and mitigating combustible dust explosions and fire hazards. In addition...

2012-09-25 23:03:13

Architectural Testing Adds Fire Testing, Flammability, and Combustibility to Their Approved Testing Agency License for the City of Los Angeles York, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Following an inspection of Architectural Testing´s (ATI) fire testing facility at their corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, representatives from the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) granted an approval to include Fire Testing on ATI´s approved testing agency license....

2011-08-18 17:08:58

A team of researchers from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) has developed a method to determine the chemical composition of liquids seized by police and suspected to be explosive. Some of the samples analysed contained substances hazardous to health, such as methanol and boric acid. Each year police forces seize tonnes of pyrotechnic substances which, in principle, are for indoor firework manufacturing (i.e. flares or those used in artistic or sporting events), but which also may...

2011-08-03 19:31:30

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. The impressive test results, reported in the journal Polymer,* suggest that significant fire-safety advantages can be gained by coating polyurethane...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire safety specialist and inventor David Munroe has launched ACAF Systems Inc, a manufacturer of innovative and self contained Compressed Air Foam fire suppression systems. This newly patented, FM Approved line of fire suppression solutions are adding a whole new dimension to firefighting. Coventry RI (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire...

2010-10-23 21:00:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ZhongShan City Pan-Asia Electric Co. Ltd is notifying customers that Cat5E cable manufactured by ZhongShan City Pan-Asia Electric Co. Ltd may be absent of non-fire retardant compound, and as a result, lower the degree of flammability level. Customers are asked stop using it. Although these products are marked with the UL Marks, they do not comply with Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) safety requirements and are not authorized to bear the UL...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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