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Simplified Fire Growth Calculations

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Author(s)

E K. Budnick, D D. Evans, H Nelson

Abstract

This work is one chapter of the 19th NFPA Fire Protection Handbook directed at giving the user simplified methods to estimate quantities used in fire protection engineering. The areas included are: ignitability of solids, energy release rate, flame heights, fire plume temperatures and velocities, radiant heat flux to a target, pre- and post-flashover temperatures, smoke production rate, enclosure smoke filling, thermal fire detector response, ordinary sprinkler fire suppression.
Citation
Fire Protection Handbook
Volume
18th Edition
Issue
NPFA FPH 1897

Keywords

energy release rate, fire detectors, fire plumes, fire suppression, flame height, flashover, radiant heat flux, smoke filling, sprinklers

Citation

Budnick, E. , Evans, D. and Nelson, H. (1997), Simplified Fire Growth Calculations, Fire Protection Handbook, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861184 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created December 31, 1997, Updated February 19, 2017