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Wood crib fire free burning test in ISO room
Author(s): Xu Qiang; Greg Griffin; Glenn Bradbury; Vince Dowling
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Paper Abstract

In the research of application potential of water mist fire suppression system for fire fighting in train luggage carriage, a series of experiments were conducted in ISO room on wood crib fire with and without water mist actuation. The results of free burn test without water mist suppression are used as reference in evaluating the efficiency of water mist suppression system. As part of the free burn test, several tests have been done under the hood of ISO room to calibrate the size of the crib fire and these tests can also be used in analyzing the wall effect in room fire hazard. In these free burning experiments, wood cribs of four sizes under the hood were tested. The temperature of crib fire, heat flux around the fire, gas concentration in hood of ISO room were measured in the experiments and two sets of thermal imaging system were used to get the temperature distribution and the typical shape of the free burning flames. From the experiments, the radiation intensity in specific positions around the fire, the effective heat of combustion, mass loss, oxygen consumption rate for different sizes of fire, typical structure of the flame and self extinguishment time was obtained for each crib size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6205, Thermosense XXVIII, 62051M (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660102
Show Author Affiliations
Xu Qiang, Fire Science and Technology Lab., CSIRO (Australia)
Greg Griffin, Fire Science and Technology Lab., CSIRO (Australia)
Glenn Bradbury, Fire Science and Technology Lab., CSIRO (Australia)
Vince Dowling, Fire Science and Technology Lab., CSIRO (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6205:
Thermosense XXVIII
Jonathan J. Miles; G. Raymond Peacock; Kathryn M. Knettel, Editor(s)

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