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Accession Number PB2013-105862
Title NCFS Support of SWGDE and T/SWGFEX Projects/Activities - T/SWGFEX Portion.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 91p
Personal Author C. Whitcomb M. Sigman M. Williams
Abstract The TWGFEX Portion of the National Center for Forensic Science (NCFS) Support of SWGDE and TWGFEX Projects/Activities was comprised of three major tasks: (1) Maintenance and Expansion of the Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection and Database, (2) Smokeless Powders Database development and (3) Implementation of a Searchable Ignitable Liquid Database. An additional 120 reference ignitable liquids were incorporated into the collection expanding the number of database entries to 614 making the ILRC the largest collection of reference ignitable liquids with an associated database of analytical data. The collection contains reference ignitable liquids spanning all ASTM E1618 classes and carbon ranges from various U.S. geographical areas and time frames. Part of this project involved the development of a new database containing data from the pyrolysis of common substrates (building materials). The Substrate Database benefits the fire debris analyst in their evaluation of whether the residue extracted from fire debris evidence contains an ignitable liquid and in the classification of any ignitable liquid present.
Keywords Fire debris
Forensic scientists
Ignitable liquids
National Center for Forensic Science(NCFS)
Smokeless powders
Technical/Scientific Working Group for Fire and Explosion(T/

Source Agency Department of Justice General
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
99A - Analytical Chemistry
Corporate Author National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1313
Contract Number N/A

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