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A Study on the Heat Release Characteristic of Household Items using LSC(Large Scale Cone Calorimeter)
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A Study on the Heat Release Characteristic of Household Items using LSC(Large Scale Cone Calorimeter)
Park, Ju Young; Baek, Chang Sun; Lee, Hae Pyeong; Hong, Yi Pyo;
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For this study, fire tests were performed targeting household items (Sofa, Drawer, Refrigerator, Washing machine) using a large cone calorimeter (Large Scale Cone Calorimeter, LSC). The data were obtained focusing on the fire characteristic of the data when the actual fire occurs. The study results showed the following mean HRR of the household items; drawer 2843 KW, sofa 2939 KW, washing machine 719 KW, refrigerator 2907 KW, and THR is found in sofa 2202 MJ, drawer 1559 MJ, refrigerator 1193 MJ, washing machine 627 MJ. From the result, it could be found that the sofa can cause significant heat generation when the fire occurs, and the flashover tendency was found relatively high in compartment fire. In addition, a weight of the four our household items was reduced sharply in a similar time (20min before and after) degree after ignition. The drawer and sofa which has a high heat release can be considered to speed up the fire spread as their weight decrease rapidly and showed relatively weak to the fire compared to the refrigerator and washing machine.
large scale cone calorimeter;household items;heat release rate;total heat release;mass loss;
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