Ten Years of Heat Release Research With the Cone Calorimeter.
Ten Years of Heat Release Research With the Cone
CIB W14/93/2 (J);
Tsukuba Building Test Laboratory, Center for Better
Living. Japan Symposium on Heat Release and Fire Hazard,
First (1st) Proceedings. Session 3. Scope for
Next-Generation Fire Safety Testing Technology. May
10-11, 1993, Tsukuba, Japan, III/1-8 pp, 1993.
heat release; fire hazard; cone calorimeters; standards;
databases; heat release rate
ISO 5660 standard is only being published in final form
in 1993. However, the Cone Calorimeter was first
announced in 1982. Thus, heat release rate (HRR)
research work using the Cone Calorimeter started at that
time, even though certain features, e.g., the smoke
photometer, were not developed until a few years
afterwards. In this paper a review is made of what has
been learned so far and where strong research successes
have been obtained. A number of applications where Cone
Calorimeter data are already being used are cited. In
addition, some indications are given of where Cone
Calorimeter research and application activities are
likely to progress in future years.