Comparison of measured temperature and heat flux in fire resistance test furnaces controlled by six temperature measuring devices

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Conference2009 SFPE Professional Development Conference and Exposition: 17 October 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona
Pages129; # of pages: 29
AbstractThis paper presents the results of 12 heat exposure tests (1 hour) carried out on full-scale wall and floor furnaces using 5 water-cooled Gardon Gauge heat flux sensors and six different (five of each) temperature sensors. Comparisons of the measured average temperature and average heat flux in fire resistance tests using wall and floor furnaces controlled by either ISO plate thermometers, ASTM shielded thermocouples, directional flame thermometers, bare bead thermocouples, sheathed non-grounded or by sheathed grounded thermocouples are presented. Also, comparisons of the predicted incident heat flux, based on average measure temperature, vs. measured incident heat flux in wall and floor furnaces controlled by six different temperature sensors is presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number20161
NPARC number20374383
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