SR225 Residential kitchen local fire protection - experiments (2010)
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- BRANZ Limited
- A. P. Robbins
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- Study report
This is the second of a series of two reports prepared during research into kitchen stove-top fires and a method of using cost effectiveness analyses to compare various solutions. The second report in this series is BRANZ Study Report 226 Residential kitchen local fire protection - cost effectiveness analysis.
This project focuses on reducing the problem of cooking fires using the approach of local suppression systems. Specifically, the experimental aspect of this project was to investigate and develop a test method that could be used to assess the effectiveness of fire protection systems for kitchen stove-top fires. The fuel is limited to canola and peanut oil. The area of a kitchen considered is limited to the stove top; the influence of additional furniture or other kitchen contents was outside the scope of the research project summarised here.