Full-scale analysis on fire characteristics of a furnished office room

Ko Jen Chen, Hung Chi Su, Chan Wei Wu, Jen Yung Pu, Ta Hui Lin, Chi Ming Lai, Ming Ju Tsai, Chien Jung Chen

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The full-scale fire test of a furnished office room was performed. The office room was 6m long, 5m wide, and 2.4m high with two openings of 1.8m in height and 0.6m in width. The fire load of the room, including all furniture, was 11,892MJ or approximately 390MJ/m2. At around 1600 second after the ignition, flashover was observed and the fire rushed out from one of the openings. The flashover occurred at an upper layer temperature of 600°C and a radiation heat flux of 20kW/m2 detected at the floor center of the room, which were close to the standard criteria adopted by many researchers. The fire test clearly indicated that the major factors leading to flashover were the heat release rate of the fire source and the fire spread to the flammable materials around the fire source.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 292007 Jan 31

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Other10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period07-01-2907-01-31

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Fires
Flashover
Flammable materials
Ignition
Heat flux
Radiation
Temperature

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Chen, K. J., Su, H. C., Wu, C. W., Pu, J. Y., Lin, T. H., Lai, C. M., ... Chen, C. J. (2007). Full-scale analysis on fire characteristics of a furnished office room. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007, San Francisco, CA, United States.
Chen, Ko Jen ; Su, Hung Chi ; Wu, Chan Wei ; Pu, Jen Yung ; Lin, Ta Hui ; Lai, Chi Ming ; Tsai, Ming Ju ; Chen, Chien Jung. / Full-scale analysis on fire characteristics of a furnished office room. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007, San Francisco, CA, United States.
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2007. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007, San Francisco, CA, United States.

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Chen KJ, Su HC, Wu CW, Pu JY, Lin TH, Lai CM et al. Full-scale analysis on fire characteristics of a furnished office room. 2007. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Fire and Materials 2007, San Francisco, CA, United States.