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Testing of Insulation Systems, Facades, and Roofs

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A fire can spread through several routes as it moves through a building. The most important of these is the spread of the flame over the flammable outer building surface, vertically or horizontally through the air gaps between the cladding or facade systems, or through the core of the insulation itself as stated in the international standards ISO 13785-1 [17] On the Testing of the spread of fire along the exterior wall cladding. Furthermore, the standard discusses potential scenarios for the spread of fire: from the room through a window onto a facade; the fire of combustibles located outside near the facade (e.g., waste, vegetation), or fire of the neighboring building [1–9, 11–13].

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Makovická Osvaldová, L., Fatriasari, W. (2023). Testing of Insulation Systems, Facades, and Roofs. In: Testing of Materials for Fire Protection Needs. The Society of Fire Protection Engineers Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39711-0_6

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