publication . Other literature type . 2014

Heat Release Rate of an Open Kitchen Fire of Small Residential Units in Tall Buildings

Chow, W.K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Many small units of area less than 30 m2 in residential buildings over 200 m tall are equipped with open kitchens in Asia, including Hong Kong. Fire safety provisions of these kitchens are determined by performance-based design (PBD). In most PBD projects, only the spread of smoke from the kitchen on fire to the outside was commonly studied. However, a fire load survey in Hong Kong indicated large quantities of combustibles are stored in residential units. Cooking oil was found to be ignited easily even when using induction cookers. The burning of all combustibles in a big post-flashover fire needs to be studied. Data of heat release rate for local combustible p...
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free text keywords: Open kitchen fires, tall buildings, heat release rate
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