Ignition

Combustibility
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There are four recognised stages in the development of any fire: Ignition, Spread and Growth, Flash point into a fully developed fire and Eventual Decay. During the early stages, when a fire is still becoming established, the important factors are: Ignitability, Spread of Flame, Smoke Production and Flaming droplets.
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Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Performance in fire
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Understand the performance of timber during a fire, its reaction and fire resistance properties
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Wood-based panel products and timber in fire
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Understand the importance of the fire resistance properties of a structure and how it responds to the 4 phases of fire development.
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Fire performance of timber frame dwellings
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Learn all of the forms a construction needs to comply with fire performance requirements and how it would behave in the case of a fire, what elements can help contain the fire and how to restore after it in case it could not be controled.
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