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Technical Note (NIST TN)

The Character of Residential Cooktop Fires

Author(s)
Yue Hu, Jian Chen, Zhigang Wang, Ki Yong Lee, Matthew F. Bundy, Anthony P. 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

Fire Hazards of Dry Versus Watered Christmas Trees

Author(s)
Matthew S. Hoehler, Matthew F. Bundy, Laurean A. DeLauter, Robin L. Materese, Leon Gerskovic, Jose R. Garcia
These experiments were designed to examine the difference in fire hazard between a dry Christmas tree and a watered Christmas tree for fire safety awareness

Preliminary Data Collected from the Camp Fire Reconnaissance

Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, William Mell, Steven Hawks, Mike Wilson, Will Brewer, Eric D. Link, Christopher U. Brown, Cartier P. Murrill, Erin Ashley
The Camp Fire started in the vicinity of Pulga Rd and Camp Creek Road, in Butte County on November 8 at 6:29 am. The cause of ignition is under investigation

False Alarm Testing for Radiation Detection Systems

Author(s)
Dennis D. Leber, Leticia S. Pibida
An operator of a radiation detection system that displays a high rate of false alarms may be- come desensitized to these alarms. This action is known as alarm

Comparing Instruments

Author(s)
James H. Yen, Dennis D. Leber, Leticia S. Pibida
This document details methods to compare instrument performance. Comparison methods for instruments outputting binary (0-1) responses as well as for instruments

Associating Disaster Deaths with Risk Profiles

Author(s)
Stanley W. Gilbert, Jennifer F. Helgeson, David H. Webb, Juan F. Fung, Anand M. Kandaswamy
In this paper we set out to identify which “risk profiles” contribute most to deaths in disasters. A risk profile represents an identifiable group of people who

Users Guide to the HVACSIM+ Configuration Tool

Author(s)
Michael A. Galler
HVACSIM+ (HVAC SIMulation PLUS other systems) was introduced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1985 as a computer simulation tool

Camp Fire Preliminary Reconnaissance

Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, William Mell, Steven Hawks, Eric D. Link, Christopher U. Brown, Cartier P. Murrill, Erin Ashley
The Camp Fire started in the early morning of November 8, 2018 in vegetative fuels to the northeast of Concow, California. Concow is an unincorporated community

OpenFMB Proof of Concept Implementation Research

Author(s)
Michael J. Bartock, Rebecca Herold
A smart grid messaging framework is known as an Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB, which was ratified by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) in

Measurements and Modeling of Spherical CH2F2-Air Flames

Author(s)
Michael J. Hegetschweiler, John L. Pagliaro, Lukas Berger, Raik Hesse, Joachim Beeckmann, Heinz Pitsch, Gregory T. Linteris
The burning velocity of mixtures of the refrigerant R-32 (CH2F2) with air over a range of equivalence ratios are studied via spherically expanding flames SEFs