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Fire risk reduction

News and Updates

Publications

Predicting Flashover Occurrence using Surrogate Temperature Data

Author(s)
Wai Cheong Tam, Eugene Yujun Fu, Richard Peacock, Paul Reneke, Jun Wang, Grace Ngai, Hong Va Leong, Thomas Cleary
Fire fighter fatalities and injuries in the U.S. remain too high and fire fighting too hazardous. Until now, fire fighters rely only on their experience to

The Character of Residential Cooktop Fires

Author(s)
Yue Hu, Jian Chen, Zhigang Wang, Ki Yong Lee, Matthew F. Bundy, Anthony Hamins, Marco G. Fernandez
A series of experiments was conducted to investigate the pre-combustion and combustion properties of corn oil heated in pans from 10 cm to 26 cm diameter by a

Tools and Instruments

Fire Calorimetry Database (FCD)

The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) operates calorimeters to measure the heat and combustion products for fires in the range of 50 kW to 20,000 kW