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An Experimental Study on Autoignition of Wood
Authors: Tri Poespowati
Abstract:Experiments were conducted to characterize fire properties of wood exposed to the certain external heat flux and under variety of wood moisture content. Six kinds of Indonesian wood: keruing, sono, cemara, kamper, pinus, and mahoni were exposed to radiant heat from a conical heater, result in appearance of a stable flame on the wood surface caused by spontaneous ignition. A thermocouple K-type was used to measure the wood surface temperature. Temperature histories were recorded throughout each experiment at 1 s intervals using a TC-08. Data of first ignition time and temperature, end ignition time and temperature, and charring rate have been successfully collected. It was found that the ignition temperature and charring rate depend on moisture content of wood.
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 T. Poespowati, B. Moghtaderi, B. Z. Dlugogorski, and E. M. Kennedy, "Effects of Porosity on Re-ignition Characteristics of Wood," presented at the Sixth Asia-Oceania Symposium, Daegu Korea, 2004, pp. 224-234. 9
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