A Comparison of heat exposure in fire resistance test furnaces controlled by plate thermometers and by shielded thermocouples

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ConferenceInterflam '2004: 05 July 2004, Edinburgh, Scotland
Pages219229; # of pages: 11
SubjectWalls; Floors
AbstractHarmonization of fire resistance furnaces is a major challenge facing the standard writing organizations. Efforts are being considered by the ASTM E05 committee to investigate the factors that affect such harmonization among test furnaces. The factors under consideration by ASTM include furnace specifications, the method used to control furnace temperature and structural load. This paper is a contribution to the efforts being made for identifying a method that can be used to control the fire resistance furnaces. This paper presents and discusses the results of 12 heat exposure full-scale tests: 6 using a floor furnace and the other 6 using a wall furnace. These tests were conducted to investigate the use of two methods for controlling furnace temperature: one by use of the shielded thermocouples and the other by use of the so-called Plate Thermometers. Also, tests were conducted to investigate the heat exposure received by the specimen in fire resistance furnaces controlled by either the Plate Thermometers or by shielded thermocouples.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46751
NPARC number20386240
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