Studying the Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns

Fire Investigation Data Portal Features Interactive Experience with Fire Pattern Experiments

April 13, 2019

Fire investigation portal website

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has launched a Fire Investigation Data Portal that features the results from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded “Study of the Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns” project. For this project, UL FSRI completed scientific research into how ventilation impacts fire patterns and electrical system damage in single-family homes. All of the sensor data, photographs, and videos generated during the research are available on the portal to be explored.

Take a deeper dive into the series by navigating through each of the Ranch House, Colonial House, and Exposed Electrical Cord and Cable experiments interactive 360 photos, videos, and more. 

Visit the portal here

Relevant Resources

RESOURCE #1: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns Project Page

RESOURCE #2: Impact of Flashover Fire Conditions on Exposed Energized Electrical Cords and Cables Report

RESOURCE #3: Impact of Fixed Ventilation Fire Damage Patterns in Full-Scale Structures Report

RESOURCE #4: Introduction to Heat Transfer and Fire Measurement Online Course