Limitations of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for Predicting CO Formation in Room Fires.
Limitations of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for
Predicting CO Formation in Room Fires.
Pitts, W. M.
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural
Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint
Panel Meeting. October 27-November 2, 1992, Tsukuba,
Japan, Building Research Inst., Ibaraki, Japan Fire
Research Inst., Tokyo, Japan, 152-159 pp, 1992.
fire safety; fire research; carbon monoxide; room fires;
enclosures; reaction kinetics; compartment fires; global
Recent experimental and modeling efforts designed to
characterize the formation of carbon monoxide (CO) in
enclosure fires which were funded by or performed at the
Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
are summarized. The findings are used to assess the
conditions for which the Global Equivalence Ratio
Concept can be used to predict the generation of CO and
other combustion gases by enclosure fires.