Scotch Pine Christmas Tree Fire Tests. Report of Test. FR 4010.
Scotch Pine Christmas Tree Fire Tests. Report of Test.
Stroup, D. W.; DeLauter, L. A.; Lee, J. H.; Roadarmel,
Report of Test; FR 4010; 36 p. December 1, 1999.
fire tests; fire data; fire models; heat release rate;
radiation heat flux
A series of fire tests were conducted to characterize
the potential hazard from ignition of Scotch Pine
Christmas trees. Heat release rate was measured as a
function of time from ignition using a large
calorimeter. In addition, radiative flux and total heat
flux were measured at a location 2m from the tree
centerline. Seven of the trees were allowed to dry for
approximately three weeks. These trees burned easily
when ignited with an electric match. An eighth tree,
freshly cut and kept in water until just before testing,
could not be ignited.