|Lopez Labs Clearance to Combustibles Testing, MHA Annual Meeting, 2001|
|Lopez Labs Clearance to Combustibles Testing, MHA Annual Meeting, 2000|
|Lopez Labs Clearance to Combustibles Testing, Shawville, January 2000|
|See also:||Masonry Fireplace Clearance to Combustibles Testing at OMNITEST, March 2000|
|Draft Report -
Fireplace Clearance to Combustible Testing at OMNITEST
by Jim Buckley
|Building Code Clearances to Combustibles Debate|
Summary of Results
Thermal Simulation Software
Efforts are under way to update the clearances to combustibles requirements for the ASTM Guide to Solid Fueled Masonry Heaters.
ASTM E1602 specifies a maximum surface temperature of 230F for masonry heaters.
The highest surface temperature reached on the fireplace back was 239F for a masonry fireplace using the UL-907 fueling protocol.
5 calibrated thermocouples were located at the rear of the
at 12" height increments, as shown below:
Surface temperature data were taken with a Raytek infrared
thermometer by Jerry Frisch.
Simultaneous data were taken by by OMNI with calibrated thermocouples, using an
automated data aquisition system.
The IR thermometer data is shown in the graph below
Download the data in Excel 97 format. Check back regularly for updates
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