NFPA 556 2020

NFPA 556: Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles, 2020 edition

$52.00

Help protect passengers from the risks of fire in road vehicles by referencing the most current methods of hazard evaluation in NFPA 556.

NFPA 556, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles, provides critical provisions for vehicle designers, researchers and engineers. The 2020 edition offers in-depth information on using hazard-based investigating methods and the latest tools and techniques for evaluating fire hazards and risks in passenger road vehicles that can be used to establish timeframes for escape and rescue.

Content covers the following:

  • Guidance for a hazard-based assessment for the development of hazardous conditions from fires involving passenger road vehicles
  • Tools for determining the appropriate materials and design of components and systems to achieve the desired level of fire safety
  • Statistical information on vehicle fires
  • Background information on passenger road vehicle fire performance
  • Performance-based approaches to evaluating passenger road vehicle fire hazards
  • A chapter dedicated to fire scenarios and mitigation strategies

NFPA 556 addresses the cutting-edge challenges of mitigating fire hazards in passenger vehicles.

The revised NFPA 556 is a must-have for anyone who plays a role in helping to ensure vehicle occupant safety.

Changes to the 2020 edition include:

  • New language for defining a limited-combustible material
  • Recognition of ASTM E2965, Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Levels of Heat Release Rate for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter, as one way to assess whether a material is a limited-combustible material
  • Amended reference documents to reflect the most current editions available

Stay up to date with passenger road vehicle safety to evaluate performance, mitigate risks and improve chances of escaping in the event of a vehicle fire. Fire risks are a significant hazard in passenger vehicles on the road. Help improve public safety by ordering your copy of NFPA 556, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles, 2020 edition.

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SpecificationsNFPA, 2020
8" x 11" softcover
51 pages
ISBN: 9781455923281

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