Methods of determining heat release rate : state of the art

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0379-7112(82)90006-6
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Safety Journal
ISSN0379-7112
Volume5
Issue1
Pages4957; # of pages: 9
Subjectcombustibility; fire; fire tests; oxygen; combustible materials; fire exposure response; thermal estimation methods; gas analysis method; oxygen consumption method; Combustion; combustibilite; feu (incendie); essai au feu; oxygene
AbstractThe heat release rate of combustible materials gives some insight into their behaviour in fire. In this paper three thermal methods and a gas analysis method of determining heat release rate are reviewed. Delayed response due to thermal inertia of the apparatus and radiative heat release when it is significantly great, are two major problems with the thermal methods. The gas analysis method, or the oxygen consumption method, is simple and more generally applicable; its accuracy can be improved by determining, in addition to oxygen, other gases in the effluent.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1092
NRC number21093
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NPARC number20375131
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