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Comparison of Two Bench-scale Tests Used for Obtaining Heat Release Rate
Snapshot: There is a growing demand for material properties to be used as inputs in fire behavior models designed to address building fire safety. This comparative study evaluates using the mass loss calorimeter as a low-cost alternative to the cone calorimeter for obtaining heat release rates of wood-based materials.
Mass Loss Calorimeter modified to include thermopile on chimney walls to compensate for radiant energy errors of the in-flow thermopile. Laura Hasburgh, USDA Forest Service