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Limitations of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for Predicting CO Formation in Room Fires.


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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.

Keywords:

fire safety; fire research; carbon monoxide; room fires; enclosures; reaction kinetics; compartment fires; global equivalence ratio

Abstract:

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.