fire load

fire load

[′fīr ‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
The load of combustible material per square foot of floor space.

fire load

The total fuel contributed to a fire by a building’s contents, combustible materials used in its construction, and/or its finishes.

fire load, fire loading

1. The combustible contents or interior finish of a building per unit floor area, often expressed as pounds per square foot or as Btu per square foot.
2. The amount of fuel within a building which has the potential of burning and releasing heat to feed the growth of a fire.
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contrary to the drawings, the intermediate spaces of the suspended ceilings with fire load are also protected by nozzles.
Tough to make it continuous, and there is a fire load with some foams.
Thus less wiring is required, reducing investment costs and the fire load, and hence fire safety costs.
High fire risk processes and equipment should be located away from centres of occupation; the potential spread of fire restricted by sub-dividing the building into compartments, separated by fire-resisting walls and floors; and careful attention paid to the selection of building materials, particularly wall and ceiling linings, to ensure they are not themselves combustible and likely to add to either the fire load of the building, or the rapid spread of flames.
The fire load in the house was quite high as there were a lot of newspapers and clothing.
Long-term studies on building fires highlighted that the fire load density (up to 1 therm[ft.
max] = Mean maximum hot layer ([degrees]C) temperature (in the hottest zone) t_fo = Time to reach flashover (s) ABBREVIATIONS FLED = Fire load energy density (MJ/[m.
We've had quite a prolonged dry spell combined with reasonably strong winds and low relative humidity - all of this on top of the fact that the new vegetation hasn't sprouted into life yet, so we have had what we call a large fire load of old, dry vegetation.
Heavy snow and arctic temperatures in early 2011 had given way to the driest spring for 30 years, with frost-killed vegetation adding to the fire load.
At issue is not a debate about the need for armor or fire load but the understanding and quantification of this trade-off in operational terms (e.
Handlers are selected from local/county/state law enforcement agencies and fire departments based on factors such as their fire load, support from local departments and cities and at least a five-year commitment to the program, Paul said.
A more specific sampling of topics to give an idea of the highly technical level: effects of rare earths on austenite grain growth behavior in X80 pipeline steel, the passive energy-dissipation study of braced steel frame structure, design capacity of T-strut subject to compressive force, numerical analysis of pre-stressed steel trusses subjected to fire load, crack controlling research of concrete foundation for large equipment in winter, and properties of oxidated carbon fibers reinforced cement.