Upholstered Chair Fire Tests Using a California Technical Bulletin 133 Burner Ignition Source. Report of Test.
Upholstered Chair Fire Tests Using a California
Technical Bulletin 133 Burner Ignition Source. Report
Stroup, D. W.; DeLauter, L. A.; Lee, J.; Roadarmel, G.
Report of Test FR 4012; FR 4012; 20 p. December 15,
chairs; fire data; fire models; fire tests; heat release
rate; upholstered furniture
A series of fire tests were conducted to characterize
the potential hazard from ignition of an upholstered
chair. The particular chair was selected as part of a
fire investigation being conducted by the U.S.
Department of Treasury's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Firearms. Heat release rate was determined as a function
of time from ignition using the oxygen depletion
principle. Two tests were conducted with the chairs
placed in the open under large calorimeters. The third
test was conducted with the chair located in a room.
Peak heat release rates obtained during the tests ranged
from approximately 1 MW to 2.5 MW.