Upholstered Furniture Heat Release Rates: Measurements and Estimation

@article{Babrauskas1983UpholsteredFH,
  title={Upholstered Furniture Heat Release Rates: Measurements and Estimation},
  author={Vytenis Babrauskas},
  journal={Journal of Fire Sciences},
  year={1983},
  volume={1},
  pages={32 - 9}
}
  • V. Babrauskas
  • Published 1 January 1983
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Fire Sciences
A new instrument, termed a furniture calorimeter, has been constructed and placed into operation for measuring furniture heat release rates based on oxygen consumption. Using the furniture calorimeter, burning rate information has been obtained on a series of 13 chairs, loveseats, and sofas, most of them specially built to permit direct comparisons of construction features. A quantitative assessment is made of the effect of fabric types, padding types (cotton batting, ordinary polyurethane foam… 
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