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From Bunsen Burner to Heat Release Rate Calorimeter.

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Babrauskas, V.

Chapter 2;

Heat Release in Fires, Elsevier Applied Science, NY, Babrauskas, V.; Grayson, S. J., Editor(s)(s), 7-29 pp, 1992.


heat release rate; fire protection engineering; burners; calorimeters; small scale fire tests


Fire performance of buildings, transportation vehicles, and other occupied spaces has traditionally been viewed as having two main aspects: flammability and fire endurance. Flammability (or, 'reaction to fire') is a very imprecise term, however, it normally includes ignitability, flame spread, and heat release rate. Fire endurance refers to the performance of the structure itself, that is, does it collapse during the fire, and do any of its internal compartment separations fail.