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

    SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports
    Number383
    ISSN0358-5077

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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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    Ahonen A, Holmlund C, Kokkala M. 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).