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Table 5 Passenger car : light

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)
L1 Datsun 160 J Sedan Late 1970s 918 Open calorimeter All doors closed, left front window completely open, other windows rolled down 5 cm 3 L of heptane in open tray Under the engine Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Oxygen depletion Y (Mangs and Keski-Rahkonen 1994)
RS 6 May 1993
L2 Ford Taurus Late 1970s 990 Open Calorimeter Left door 10 cm ajar with the window completely open, right door closed with window rolled down 5 cm 1.5 L of heptane in open tray Under left front seat Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Oxygen depletion Y (Mangs and Keski-Rahkonen 1994) RS 6 May 1993
L3 Citroen BX 16 RE 1970s or 1980s 1067 Room Calorimeter Slight gap at top of windows 250 mL isopropanol Front seat Unclear N N Convective calorimetry N (Steinert 2000) ED 1998
L4 Datsun 180B Sedan Late 1970s 1102 Open Calorimeter All doors closed, left front window completely open, other windows rolled down 5 cm 3 L of heptane in open tray Under the engine Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Oxygen depletion Y (Mangs and Keski-Rahkonen 1994) RS 6 May 1993
L5 Austin Maestro 1982 915-950 Rail shuttle car Driver and front passenger side windows completely open No.7 wood crib (peak HRR of about 10 kW) On front seat Included N N Oxygen depletion N (Shipp and Spearpoint 1995) ED 18 Feb 1991
L6 Citroen BX 14 RE 1986 930 Rail shuttle car Driver and front passenger side windows completely open 400 mL gasoline in foil tray (100 mL spilled) Engine compartment under hood Unclear N N Oxygen depletion N (Shipp and Spearpoint 1995) ED 18 Feb 1991
L7 Peugeot 309 Undetermined, available from 1985 - 1993 880-975 Parking garage N/A N/A N/A Unclear Y N Mass loss N (Van Oerle et al. 1999) DP 5 Nov 1999