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FIRE TESTS IN ROOM OF DWELLING GIVE DATA ON GASES, TEMPERATURE

Issue 5 and Volume 107.

FIRE TESTS IN ROOM OF DWELLING GIVE DATA ON GASES, TEMPERATURE Forest Products Laboratory Tests Disclose Interesting Figures on Fire Involving Simulated Dwelling Room RECENTLY the Forest Products Laboratory of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wis., conducted a series of burning tests with a fourfold purpose: (1) to obtain information on the rate at which temperature rises when a dwelling room is on fire; (2) to measure the magnitude of the air pressures developed in a burning room; (3) to learn the composition of gases in a burning room, and (4) to observe how a fire may be influenced by furnishings, wall materials, and amount of draft. Tests were made in an 8 x 12 ft. test room, having 8 ft. ceiling, within the Laboratory’s concrete fire-test house. The room had two wood-frame windows and one wood door, the latter paneled in exterior grade plywood. Roof was of…

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