THERMAL SCIENCE

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SUPPRESS FLASHOVER OF GRP FIRE WITH WATER MIST INSIDE ISO 9705 ROOM

ABSTRACT
Water mist suppression tests for glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) panels were conducted in ISO 9705 Room. GRP panels covered part of the room and a wood crib fire was used as fire source to ignite GRP fire. A four-nozzle water mist suppression equipment was used inside test room on the time of flashover. Heat release rate of the combustion inside the room, room temperature, surface temperature of GRP panels, total heat flux to wall, ceiling and floor in specific positions were measured. Gas concentration of O2, CO, and CO2 was also measured in the corner of the room at two different levels. A thermal image video was used to record the suppression procedure inside room. Test results show that the water mist system is efficient in suppressing the flashover of GRP fire and cooling the room within short time.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2009-05-08
PAPER REVISED: 2009-08-30
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2009-09-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1102353X
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2011, VOLUME 15, ISSUE 2, PAGES [353 - 366]
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