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Combustion Product Formation in Under and Overventilated Full-Scale Enclosure Fires.


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Pitts, W. M.; Bryner, N. P.; Johnsson, E. L.

Combustion Institute/Central and Western States (USA) and Combustion Institute/Mexican National Section and American Flame Research Committee. Combustion Fundamentals and Applications. Joint Technical Meeting. Proceedings. April 23-26, 1995, San Antonio, TX, Gore, J. P., Editor(s), 565-570 pp, 1995.

Keywords:

combustion; enclosures; combustion products; natural gas; carbon monoxide; oxygen concentration

Abstract:

The findings of an extensive series of over 140 natural gas fires in a 2/5ths-scale model of a standard room have been previously reported. The current work extends the earlier reduced-scale enclosure (RSE) study to a full-scale enclosure (FSE) and focuses on comparing the gas concentrations and temperatures of the upper layers. Both studies are part of a larger research effort which is designed to provide a better understanding and predictive capability for the generation of carbon monoxide, the major toxicant in fires. The findings will be incorporated into realistic fire models and used in development of strategies for reducing the number of deaths attributed to carbon monoxide.