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Table 8 Passenger car : heavy

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 evaluationmethod Smoke production Reference and experiment date (ED)/report submitted (RS)/date published (DP)
H1 Honda Accord 1998 1649 Open Calorimeter All doors closed and front door windows raised, left and right rear door glass broken Pool from 400 mL/min fuel tank leak ignited at 35 s Under vehicle Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2003a)
ED 25 Feb 1999
H2 Honda Accord 1998 1738 Open Calorimeter Windshield and right front door glass broken Methanol vapour Windshield washer fluid reservoir Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2003b)
ED 23 Feb 1999
H3 Chevrolet Camaro 1997 1811 Open Calorimeter Left side door window and rear compartment lift window were shattered, gap between the bottom of the left door and frame Pool from 515 mL/min fuel tank leak ignited at 30 s Under vehicle Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2002d)
ED 30 Sep 1997
H4 Chevrolet Camaro (Modified) 1999 1848 Open Calorimeter Doors closed with windows raised to full closed position, right window glass (passenger door) of the vehicle broken Nichrome wires wrapped around PP sheet (1.2 kW) In air cleaner housing in engine compartment Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2002a)
ED 21 Feb 2000
H5 Chevrolet Camaro 1999 1848 Open Calorimeter Doors closed with windows raised to full closed position, right window glass (passenger door) of the vehicle broken Nichrome wires wrapped around PP sheet (1.2 kW) In air cleaner housing in engine compartment Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2002a)
ED 21 Feb 2000
H6 Chevrolet Camaro 1997 1849 Open Calorimeter Windshield and right door window were broken and a section of the weld seam between the floor pan and inner rocker panel was separated Propane torch flame impinging on HVAC module Engine compartment Included Y Y (CO & CO2 production) Species-based calorimetry & other methods Y (Santrock 2002e)
ED 1 Oct 1997
H7 Unknown Undetermined, available from 1970 – late 1990s 1920 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