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Table 10 Multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)

From: Distribution analysis of the fire severity characteristics of single passenger road vehicles using heat release rate data

ID Vehicle make and model Vehicle year Curb weight (kg) Facility type Condition Ignition source Ignition location Incipient stage Mass loss rate Carbon emission/Product consumption Heat release rate evaluation method Smoke production Reference and experiment date (ED)/report submitted (RS)/date published (DP)
MPV1 Plymouth Voyager 1996 1946 Open Calorimeter Rear hatch window broken, left rear vent window open, left rear quarter panel cracked from crash Pool from 243 ML/min fuel tank leak ignited at 30s Under vehicle Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2002c)
ED 15 Nov 1996
MPV2 Dodge Caravan Sport 1996 1981 Open Calorimeter Driver and passenger window slightly open Electrical wire igniter Around battery and power distributor housing Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2001)
ED 13 Nov 1996
MPV3 Unknown (Minivan) 1995 N/A Open Calorimeter Driver and passenger window open 2 L of gasoline Poured on driver’s seat Included (prior experiment not included) N Y (O2 consumption, CO & CO2 production) Temperature difference N (Stroup et al. 2001)
ED 7 Dec 1999
MPV4 Renault Espace Undetermined, available from 1984 – Late 1990s 1170 - 1780 Parking Garage N/A N/A N/A Unclear Y N Mass loss N (Van Oerle et al. 1999)
DP 5 Nov 1999
MPV5 Renault Espace 2001 1170 -1780 Room Calorimeter All passenger windows closed, bonnet closed after fire has established. IMS soaked fibre-board Engine compartment Included N N Species-based calorimetry N (CLG 2010)
ED 1 Sep 2008
MPV6 Renault Espace Undetermined, available from 1984 - 1994 1170 - 1780 Tunnel N/A N/A N/A Unclear N N Species-based calorimetry N (Steinert 1994)
  DP 1994