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Heat Release Rates of Multiple Transient Combustibles



Kevin B. McGrattan


This report documents heat release rate measurements of various transient combustibles; that is, non-permanent items found in industrial settings that can potentially contribute to an accidental fire. These items are often included in hypothetical fire scenarios that are modeled as part of risk analyses. Of particular interest in these experiments is the functional relationship between the peak heat release rate and the number of replicate items.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2102
Report Number


Oxygen consumption calorimetry, Transient combustibles


McGrattan, K. (2020), Heat Release Rates of Multiple Transient Combustibles, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created July 20, 2020, Updated July 21, 2020