Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials
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What is NFPA 259?
This test method provides a means of determining, under controlled laboratory conditions, the potential heat of building materials subjected to a defined high-temperature exposure condition.
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What does NFPA 259 address?
The procedures yield a property-type measurement of the amount of heat that can potentially be given off by building materials exposed to a heat source of 759 degrees C. Specimens are tested using an oxygen bomb calorimeter and an electric muffle furnace.
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