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Welcome to FRIC webinar on smoldering!

Smoldering fires are fires without flames. They can be hard both to detect and to extinguish.

Smoldering fire is a slow exothermic reaction where fuel and oxygen are consumed to generate heat. What separates smoldering from other kinds of combustions is the absence of visible flames. Smoldering fires are also significantly easier to ignite, and the persistent behaviour of the fires makes them one of the leading causes of casualties in residential fires. The environmental aspect of smoldering is also important because smoldering peat fires are responsible for the destruction of carbon sinks and the release of severe quantities of environmentally hostile gasses.

In this webinar FRIC will present the findings from two studies on smoldering fires: “Effects of external cooling on smoldering fire in wood pellets” and “Intermediate-scale smoldering tests”

When: April 29, 2022, 11:00 – 11:30 AM (Oslo time)

The webinar is free, open for the public and will be held in English.

The research has been carried out as part of work package 2 in FRIC.

Dag Olav Snersrud, M.Sc. RISE Fire Research
Cristina Sanfeliu Meliá, M.Sc. RISE Fire Research

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