Quantifying the spread potentials of fires

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ConferenceProc. CSNI Specialist Meet. On Interaction of Fire and Explosion with Ventilation Systems in Nuclear Facilities: 25 April 1983, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Pages479493; # of pages: 15
Subjectfire spread; fire safety; fire resistance; ventilation; fire loads; Fire; developpement du feu; securite incendie; resistance au feu; ventilation; charge d'incendie
AbstractCompartment fires can spread either by destruction or by convection. The potentials of spread by destruction and convection are quantified by the normalized heat load and by the mu-factor, respectively. These spread potentials are amenable to calculations, even though two of the input variables, fire load and ventilation, are random variables. The use of the normalized heat load in securing structural fire safety is described.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23268
NPARC number20374307
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