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Upholstered Furniture Heat Release Rates: Measurements and Estimation.


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Babrauskas, V.

Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 1, 9-32, January/February 1983.

Keywords:

upholstered furniture; heat release rate; oxygen consumption; burning rate; furniture calorimeters

Abstract:

A new instrument, termed a furniture calorimeter, has been constructed and placed into operation for measuring furniture heat release rates based on oxygen consumption. Using the furniture calorimeter, burning rate information has been obtained on a series of 13 chairs, loveseats, and sofas, most of them specially built to permit direct comparisons of construction features.