Upholstered Furniture Transition from Smoldering to Flaming

    Volume 42, Issue 6 (November 1997)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Krasny, JF
    Textile technologist, Kensington, MD

    Babrauskas, V
    President, Fire Science and Technology Inc., Issaquah, WA

    (Received 21 February 1997; accepted 14 April 1997)

    Abstract

    This paper reviews the available literature on experimental measurements of smoldering to flaming transition in upholstered furniture. It is found that of 102 items, 64% made the transition to flaming. For the items which transitioned to flaming, the time for the transition to occur ranged from 22 to 306 min. Some of the factors affecting the likely time to transition are known qualitatively, but a quantitative method of prediction is not available which would allow one to predict such transition occurrence (and time) on the basis of construction details and fire environment.


    Paper ID: JFS14256J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14256J

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    Title Upholstered Furniture Transition from Smoldering to Flaming
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