Design Fires for Commercial Premises - Results of Phase I

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-868
Physical description68 p.
Subjectdesign fires, fire load survey; Design fires/Fire modeling; Fire
AbstractThis report presents the results of nine medium-scale fire experiments from the first phase of a joint research project between Carleton University and IRC's Fire Research Program, which were conducted to determine the burning characteristics of combustibles in commercial premises. The test facility used was a test room with ISO 9705 compatible dimensions and the fire load density used in the experiments ranged from 661 MJ/m2 to 4,900 MJ/m2. The fire load density and composition of combustibles were determined from a survey of commercial buildings that was conducted by Carleton University in the Canadian cities of Ottawa and Gatineau.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-18039
NPARC number20377782
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Record identifierc5733cbb-f4dd-4a27-b047-81d4b5068cda
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-14
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