Heat exposure in fire resistance furnaces: full-scale vs intermediate-scale

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ConferenceFire and Materials 2003 8th International Conference: 27 January 2003, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Pages4353; # of pages: 11
SubjectWalls; Floors
AbstractThis paper presents a comparison of heat exposure test results in full- and intermediate-scale fire resistance test furnaces. The results showed that for a floor furnace, the heat exposure is higher in an intermediate-scale furnace (15%) than in a full-scale furnace. Also, a comparison of the temperature measured in a castable refractory slab at 40 mm from the fire-exposed surface for both full- and intermediate-scale floor fire resistance is presented. The results showed that the temperature in the slab is slightly higher when using an intermediate-scale furnace than when using a full-scale furnace. In addition, a comparison of heat exposure in an intermediate-scale fire resistance test furnace, for both vertical (wall) and horizontal (floor) orientations is presented. The results showed that the difference (4%) in heat exposure for both orientations is insignificant.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number46106
NPARC number20386320
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