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Thermal degradation of fire-retardant -treated wood : predicting residual service lifeAuthor(s): Jerrold E. Winandy
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 2 (Feb. 2001).:p. 47-54.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThis paper presents a review of more than 10 years of research on the effects of fire-retardant treatments on wood properties and the potential of these treatments for in-service degradation when exposed to elevated temperatures. It presents an in-depth discussion of the findings and implications of a major wood engineering research program to assess the current condition, extend service life, and predict residual serviceability of fire-retardant-treated plywood when used as structural roof sheathing.
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CitationWinandy, Jerrold E. 2001. Thermal degradation of fire-retardant -treated wood : predicting residual service life. Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 2 (Feb. 2001).:p. 47-54.
KeywordsWood preservation, Plywood, Fire retardants., Thermal degradation, Prediction, Temperature
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