On the influence of ignition power and burner size on fire growth in room fire experiments

Antti Ahonen, Christer Holmlund, Matti Kokkala

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Abstract

The influence of the ignition power and the size of the ignition source on the fire growth in full scale room fire tests is studied. The fire test room and its instrumentation are described. In the experiments the following variables were measured: gas temperature, total heat flux to the floor, smoke production, and rate of heat release. The results of a test series with three ignition powers and three burner sizes in a fire test room lined with Shipboard are given. The results indicate that a feasible ignition power is of the order of 160 kW, with a burner top surface of 170 mm x 170 mm to 305 mm x 305 mm.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)951-38-2489-6
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameTutkimuksia / Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus
PublisherVTT
Volume383

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Fuel burners
Ignition
Fires
Experiments
Smoke
Heat flux
Enthalpy
Gases
Temperature

Keywords

  • fire tests
  • fire safety
  • ignition
  • burners
  • room fire tests
  • experiments
  • fire test instrumentation
  • chipboards

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Ahonen, A., Holmlund, C., & Kokkala, M. (1986). On the influence of ignition power and burner size on fire growth in room fire experiments. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports, No. 383
Ahonen, Antti ; Holmlund, Christer ; Kokkala, Matti. / On the influence of ignition power and burner size on fire growth in room fire experiments. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1986. 36 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports; No. 383).
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Ahonen, A, Holmlund, C & Kokkala, M 1986, On the influence of ignition power and burner size on fire growth in room fire experiments. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports, no. 383, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

On the influence of ignition power and burner size on fire growth in room fire experiments. / Ahonen, Antti; Holmlund, Christer; Kokkala, Matti.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1986. 36 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports; No. 383).

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