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Table 4 Heat release data (as measured according to test method (open furniture calorimeter) described in 16 CFR 1633) for residential mattresses (Bwalya et al. [2009])

From: Assessment of factors affecting fire performance of mattresses: a review

Mattress construction Combustible mass (kg) PHRR (kW) FIGRA (kW/s) Effective heat of combustion (MJ/kg) THR (MJ) Total smoke released (m2)
Innerspring mattress with thick PUF pillow top −02 9.2 2038 8.78 24.9 232 42
Innerspring mattress with thin PUF pillow top −03 5.3 1648 9.75 24.3 131 29
Innerspring mattress with foam encased pocket coils-06 10.5 3496 15.33 24.5 256 126
Solid core with three layers of PUF-01 12.5 3493 15.25 18.5 231 94
Solid core mattress with viscoelastic foam top-04 13.3 3433 12.57 22.5 300 132