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Table 6 Passenger car : compact

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)
C1 Unknown Undetermined, available from 1970 – late 1990s 1182 Open Calorimeter Driver and passenger windows rolled down 10 cm Cloth soaked with methanol Driver’s seat Included N N Oxygen depletion N (Shintani et al. 2004)
DP March 2004
C2 Unknown 1995 1303 Open Calorimeter N/A 1.5 L gasoline in open tray Under left front seat Not mentioned Y N Species-based calorimetry N (Joyeux 1997)
ED 19 Jun 1996
C3 Unknown 1990s 1360 Room Calorimeter 1 m2 windows opened; tank has 10 L of gasoline fuel. 80 g of alcohol gel fuel Right rear wheel Included N N Mass loss N (Okamoto et al. 2009)
RS 11 Sep 2007
C4 Unknown 1990s 1360 Room Calorimeter Windows closed; tank has 10 L of gasoline fuel. 80 g of alcohol gel fuel Right rear wheel Included N N Mass loss N (Okamoto et al. 2009)
RS 11 Sep 2008
C5 Unknown 1990s 1360 Room Calorimeter Windows closed; Tank has 20 L of gasoline fuel. 80 g of alcohol gel fuel Right rear wheel Included N N Mass loss N (Okamoto et al. 2009)
RS 11 Sep 2009
C6 Unknown 1990s 1360 Room Calorimeter 0.28 m2 left front window opened; Tank has 10 L of gasoline fuel. 2 L of gasoline spilled on left front seat Left front seat Included N N Mass loss N (Okamoto et al. 2009)
RS 11 Sep 2010
C7 Ford Focus 2002 1197 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 (Department for Communities and Local Government CLG 2010)
  ED 27 Aug 2008