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Santa Ana Fire Department Experiments at South Bristol Street.


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Walton, W. D.; Putorti, A. D., Jr.; Twilley, W. H.; Albers, J. C.

NISTIR 5776; 218 p. February 1996.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-154810

Keywords:

bedrooms; fire tests; furniture; home fires; single family dwellings; smoke detectors; sprinklers; temperature measurements; experiments; oxygen concentration; sprinkler activation

Abstract:

A series of fire experiments were conducted in vacant single family dwellings on South Bristol Street in Santa Ana, California. Fire experiments were conducted in bedrooms and living rooms. Fuels consisted of either home furnishings or a propane burner. Fire phenomena measured included: temperatures within various rooms, wall jet velocity, fuel mass during burning, heat flux smoke detector activation time, sprinkler activation time, oxygen concentration, and time to full room involvement.