Accession Number : AD0618414

Title :   FIRE BEHAVIOR, IGNITION TO FLASHOVER.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Vodvarka,F. J. ; Waterman,T. E.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The program studied fire buildup resulting from flaming ignitions of major furniture items in simulated residential rooms. Times were determined for fires to develop beyond elementary extinguishment techniques and for flashover to occur. The data provide information for determining personnel requirements for civil defense fire fighting teams and brigades. In rooms with conventional upholstery, in rooms with foam rubber upholstery, and in bedrooms with box springs, 90 per cent of the fuel developed beyond self-help extinguishment capabilities in 26, 8 and 12 minutes, respectively. Bedrooms with open springs did not flash over. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, FIRES), (*FIRES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), IGNITION, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, CIVIL DEFENSE, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE