The Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection (ILRC) was

developed by the ILRC Committee of the Technical Working

Group for Fire and Explosions (TWGFEX). The ILRC is a

compilation of reference materials used by forensic

analysts to conduct fire debris analysis. The ILRC consists

of a comprehensive set of ignitable liquids and

accompanying characterization data used in the analysis of fire debris samples in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E-1618 standard test methods.

 

Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection (ILRC Database)

Past Symposiums
Event Listings

Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2013
MAFS 42nd Fall Meeting
Dayton, OH

 

Aug 18 - 21, 2013
T/SWGFEX Annual Meeting
Phoenix, AZ

 

February 17 - 22, 2014
AAFS 66th Annual Scientific Meeting
Seattle, WA

 

Aug 9 - 12, 2014
NFPA Conference & Expo 
Las Vegas, NV

For more information please contact the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida at (407) 823-6469

The Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection (ILRC) was developed by the ILRC Committee of the Technical Working Group for Fire and Explosions (TWGFEX). The ILRC is a compilation of reference materials used by forensic analysts to conduct fire debris analysis. The ILRC consists of a comprehensive set of ignitable liquids and accompanying characterization data used in the analysis of fire debris samples in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E-1618 standard test methods.

Substrate Database

 

The Substrate Database was developed by the ILRC

Committee of the Technical Working Group for Fire and

Explosions (TWGFEX). The Substrate Database is a

compilationof characterization data from materials which

may produce interfering products in fire debris. The

Substrate Database is a tool designed to assist forensic

analysts conducting fire

debris analysis.

Smokeless Powder Database

 

The Smokeless Powders Database is being developed by the National Center for Forensic Science in collaboration with the Technical Working Group for Fire and Explosions (TWGFEX). The Smokeless Powders Database consists of product information, physical description and measurements, and identification of the chemical components of smokeless powders. The database will be accessible to forensic scientists free-of-charge. The information and data contained in the database will be a compilation from NCFS and other forensic laboratories. (National Institute of Justice - Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice award 2008-IJ-CX-K401) 

 

Thermal Properties Databases

 

The National Center for Forensic Science

(NCFS) of the University of Central Florida

(UCF) working in partnership with the

Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) created a Burning Item Database. This effort was funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) under contract 2008-DN-BX-K167.

The purpose of the Burning Item Database (BID) is to provide a central location to describe the burning characteristics of common household/office items. Having this information in a central location will facilitate sharing data and knowledge with the rest of the fire research and engineering community, thus reducing the time needed to search for information on the internet and possibly avoiding or limiting duplicate fire tests. 

The intent is to provide useful information to students, researchers, fire protection engineers, fire investigators and many others. We anticipate that the BID database providing information on the burning characteristics of common items treated as fuel packages will be used for hand calculations. For instance, we anticipate that fire investigators will find the information useful during investigation when a basic description of the fuel sources is required to understand a given fire scenario. In addition, we anticipate fire protection engineers will also find the information useful to properly define the fuel sources in a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program or in a zone model. Examples of such programs are the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and the Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport (CFAST), respectively. FDS and CFAST are leading fire modeling software developed by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 

Other Related Databases

 

URI Explosives Database

 

The University of Rhode Island's Explosives Database, a project funded through the auspices of the National Memorial Institute fo the Prevention of Terrorism, is an interactive library of analytical data for explosive and energetic compounds. The quick links to the right will help to get you started using this sytem. 

Take some time to read about the contents of the database, and when your ready, click the Register button to sign up for an account. Once your account has been confirmed, you can use the Login button to access the database.

2007-2008 National Needs Assessment for the Near and Long Term Future of Fire Debris and Explosives Analysis and Investigation

 
For more information on National Institute of Justice sponsored projects and publications, please click on the logo above to go to their website.

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