Analysis of Combustion Characterization of Computer Monitor and Paper in Conic Calorimeter Test
Small-scale burning experimental study of computer monitors and paper was done based on cone calorimeter. The small and middle scale fires were simulated by changing the heat radiation intensity of cone calorimeter. The heat release rate, mass loss rate and production rate of CO was measured in experiment. The data of mass loss rate and CO production rate is fitted, and the formula of its change with time is obtained. The computer monitor has slow pyrolysis speed on the 35 kW/m2, and the carbon layer on surface gradually thickened. So the heat will accumulate, and then the pyrolysis speed increases. The heat release rate reaches to the second peak. The fire growth index of monitor increases as the heat radiation intensity. But the fire growth index of paper has the opposition trend. The CO production rate of computer monitor is larger than paper’s. The experiment results can reflect the combustion characteristics of computer monitor on real fires.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
J. L. Tan et al., "Analysis of Combustion Characterization of Computer Monitor and Paper in Conic Calorimeter Test", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 282-283, pp. 169-172, 2011