Combustion of non-open-flame resistant Canadian mattresses in a room environment

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ConferenceFire and Materials 2009: 12th International Conference: 26 January 2009, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Pages112; # of pages: 12
Subjectupholstered furniture, mattresses, heat release rate, room calorimeter, design fire, fire hazards; Combustion; Design fires/Fire modeling
AbstractThis paper presents the results of fire experiments that were conducted with five twin-size mattressesin a well-instrumented room calorimeter so as to evaluate their fire characteristics and select one mattresstype that can be used in further experiments involving fully-developed post-flashover fires in realisticallyfurnished residential room settings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50552
NPARC number20377325
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