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The difference between cellulosic fire and hydrocarbon fire

The most commonly used fire curves within the fire protective products industry are the cellulosic and hydrocarbon fire curves. The cellulosic fire curve has been used for many years before the hydrocarbon fire curve was developed. The need for the hydrocarbon curve became apparent when it was clear that the burning rates of material like plastics, wood, paper, cotton or textiles did not match the burning rate of compounds like petrol and chemicals, which was significantly higher.

Leo Stam
By Leo Stam
on October 03, 2016