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Scotch Pine Christmas Tree Fire Tests. REPORT OF TEST FR 4010

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Author(s)

D W. Stroup, Laurean A. DeLauter, Jack C. Lee, G Roadarmel

Abstract

A series of fire tests were conducted to characterize the potential hazard from ignition of Scotch Pine Christmas trees. Heat release rate was measured as a function of time from ignition using a large calorimeter. In addition, radiative flux and total heat flux were measured at a location 2 m from the tree centerline. Seven of the trees were allowed to dry for approximately three weeks. These trees burned easily when ignited with an electric match. An eighth tree, freshly cut and kept in water until just before testing, could not be ignited.
Citation
OTHER - 4010
Report Number
4010

Keywords

fire tests, fire data, fire models, heat release rate, radiation heat flux

Citation

Stroup, D. , DeLauter, L. , Lee, J. and Roadarmel, G. (1999), Scotch Pine Christmas Tree Fire Tests. REPORT OF TEST FR 4010, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907753 (Accessed May 19, 2024)

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Created December 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017