Intensity and Duration of Chimneys Fires in Several Chimneys.
Intensity and Duration of Chimneys Fires in Several
Peacock, R. D.
NBSIR 83-2771; 135 p. December 1983.
Sponsor:Department of Energy, Washington, DC
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC
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chimney fires; chimneys; creosote; fire safety; fire
tests; flues; heating equipment; stoves; wood
A series of tests was conducted in five instrumented
chimneys to study the intensity and duration of chimney
fires due to the ignition and burning of combustible
deposits accumulated on the chimney lining over a
prolonged period of time. These tests were conducted
(1) to establish typical conditions including
temperatures in the chimneys and on combustible surfaces
nearby, (2) to determine the duration of the burnout as
evidenced by elevated temperatures within the chimneys,
and (3) to compare these measured values with those
obtained during conditions--prolonged firing of the
appliances at high rates.