DisclaimerThe content of this site has been prepared by the members of the thematic network "S2S - A Gateway for Plant and Process safety". Since the conditions of use are beyond our control we disclaim any liability, including patent infringement, incurred in connection with the use of these products, data or suggestions.
The thematic network S2S is a European Community Project carried out in the "Competitive and Sustainable Growth" programme and funded in part by contract number G1RT-CT-2002-05092.
Transfer of heat through solid materials driven by a temperature difference. When a fire occurs in one place, the produced heat can be transferred to another place by mean of conduction through solid materials connecting the two sites. Fire can then be initiated at the second place. Other fire propagation modes are Convection and Radiation. Conduction is especially important in conductive material like steel, because when a supporting steel structure is heated to approximately 450 ?C, it collapses (see Fire consequences).