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Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires

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Author(s)

Matthew F. Bundy, Anthony P. Hamins, Erik L. Johnsson, Sung C. Kim, Gwon Ko, David B. Lenhert

Abstract

A series of new reduced-scale compartment fire experiments were conducted, which included local measurements of temperature and species composition. The measurements are unique to the compartment fire literature. By design, the experiments provided a comprehensive and quantitative assessment of major and minor carbonaceous gaseous species and soot at two locations in the upper layer of fire in a 2/5 scale International Organization for Standards (ISO)9705 room.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1483
Report Number
1483

Keywords

compartment fires, heat products, combustion products, ventilation, enclosures, burners, heat release rate, temperature, velocity, soot, heat flux, fuels, fire spread, doors, construction materials, carbon balance method, combustion efficiency, chemical analysis, thermocouples, probes, gas chromatography

Citation

Bundy, M. , Hamins, A. , Johnsson, E. , Kim, S. , Ko, G. and Lenhert, D. (2007), Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1483 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created July 1, 2007, Updated November 10, 2018