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034 a b Value independent of diameter in turbulent regime. Estimate uncertain, since only two points available. , National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, 1995. With permission. variations. Also, the mode of ignition in each case will have some influence on the initial fire growth in time. 1 Wood Pallets: A fairly common fuel source at industrial locations is a stack of wood pallets. 6 shows energy release rate vs. 22 m, burning in the open. 6 consists of roughly nine pallets stacked on top of each other.

With a low ceiling the heat transfer to the fuel will be greater. Additionally, the flames may reach the ceiling and spread horizontally under it. This results in a considerable increase in the feedback to the fuel and to other combustibles, and a very rapid fire growth is imminent. For enclosures with a high ceiling and a large floor area, the flames may not reach the ceiling and the feedback to the fuel is modest. The fire growth rather occurs through direct radiation from the flame to nearby objects, where the spacing of the combustibles becomes important.

Other combustible items in the © 2000 by CRC Press LLC room will also be heated up. The temperature and thickness of the hot layer and the temperature of the upper bounding surfaces thus have a considerable impact on the fire growth. A fuel package burning in a small room will cause relatively high temperatures and rapid fire growth. In a large compartment, the same burning fuel will cause lower gas temperatures, longer smoke-filling times, less feedback to the fuel, and slower fire growth. The fire plume entrains cold air as the mixture of combustion products and air move upward toward the ceiling.

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