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Title: Experimental study on fire characteristics of PC monitors-part II: Full-scale study under different ventilation conditions
Authors: Shi, L.
Chew, M. 
Xie, Q.
Zhang, R.
Li, L.
Xu, C.
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Shi, L.,Chew, M.,Xie, Q.,Zhang, R.,Li, L.,Xu, C. (2009). Experimental study on fire characteristics of PC monitors-part II: Full-scale study under different ventilation conditions. Journal of Applied Fire Science 19 (1) : 41-61. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The increasing uses of electrical equipment in daily lives raise fire risk and bring many casualties. Gas products from electrical fires will cause incapacitation and death if they present in sufficient quantities for a sufficient period. Those products also delay evacuation or contribute to post-exposure injury and death. In this article, eight full-scale fire experiments on two types of personal computer monitors (PC monitor) have been carried out under different ventilation conditions. To connect these two types of PC monitors, net heat release rate (HRRnet) is defined by peak heat release rate (HRRpeak) which is calculated under non-ventilation condition. The study shows that the ratio, maximum extinction coefficient (EXTmax), as well as maximum values of gas yield rate to HRR net, rises exponentially with the increase of ventilation factor. In addition, relationship between gas yield rate and heat release rate (HRR) is analyzed in this article. Studies on fire characteristics under different ventilation conditions are meaningful to fire risk assessment and can be used as input data for analytical and computational fire model validation. This article is the further study of Part I: Combustion properties and pyrolysis characteristics of PC monitors of this two-part study.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Fire Science
ISSN: 10444300
DOI: 10.2190/AF.19.1.c
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