Combustion Product Formation in Under and Overventilated Full-Scale Enclosure Fires.
Combustion Product Formation in Under and Overventilated
Full-Scale Enclosure Fires.
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.
combustion; enclosures; combustion products; natural
gas; carbon monoxide; oxygen concentration
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.