Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Limiting Oxygen Index

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6919

A relative measure of flammability that is determined as follows. A sample is ignited in an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere. The oxygen content is adjusted until the minimum required to sustain steady burning is found. The higher the value, the lower the flammability. (Troitzsch J (2004) Plastics flammability handbook: Principle, regulations, testing and approval. Hanser-Gardner, New York; Tests for comparative flammability of liquids, UI 340. Laboratories Incorporated Underwriters, New York, 1997).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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