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87 PRINCIPA L BIB LIOGRA PHIC SOURCES 1 1. Aviatrix of Electrical and Fire Hazard Properties and Classifications of Chemicals", Committee on Hazardous Materials, National Research Council, NAS, 19750 "Recommended Practices and Manuals", National Fire Codes, NFPA (Boston, Masse :- NFPA, 1976), Volume 13. 30 Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, N. Irving Sax (New - York: Rheinhold Publishing Company, 1965)0 40 "Fire Hazard Classifications of Chemical Vapors Relative to Explo- sion-proof Electrical Equipments, Committee on Hazardous Materials, National Research Council, prepared for the Coast Guard, DOT, 1975. ~ I, DOT(U.So Coast Guard CG-388, 1973~. 60 ttAn Investigation of Fifteen Flammable Gases or Vapors with Respect to Explosion-proof Equipments, Bulletin of Research NoO 58 (Under- writers Laboratories, April, 1970~. 70 "Sicherheitstechnische Kennzahien Brennbarer Gase und Dampfe", K. Nabert and G. Schon, 20 Auflage, Deutscher Eichverlag GmbH, Braunschweig, 1968. 8. t'Flammabil~ty Characteristics of Combustible Gases and Vapors" M. G. Zabetakis (U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 627, 1965~. 90 The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Eighth Edition, revised by Gressner G. Hawley, editor (Van Nostrand Rheinhold Company, 1971~. 10. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 53rd Edition, R. Co Weast, et al (CRC PRESS, 1972) 0 11. Handbook of Industrial Loss Preventions - Second Edition 1967- Properties of Flammable Liquids, Gases and Solids, published . by Factory Mutual. 12. The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs, Seventh Edition (Merck and j Company, Inc., 1960~. i 13. Fire Hazard Properties of Flammable Liouids. Gases and Volatile Solids, NF PA No. 3 25M. .

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