Online Course Provides Introduction to Heat Transfer and Fire Measurement
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) released a new online training course as part of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded “Study of the Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns” project.
The “Introduction to Heat Transfer and Fire Measurement” course is divided into three sections:
- Heat & Temperature – understanding the difference between heat and temperature
- Heat Transfer – understanding the basic principles of heat transfer
- Fire Measurement – understanding the instrumentation used to collect data in fire conditions and how that data is applied to the understanding of heat transfer
This course is designed to teach users about heat transfer (e.g., convection, conduction, and radiation), the types of measurements made during fire experiments (e.g., temperature, pressure, velocity), and the instrumentation used to make the measurements (e.g., thermocouples, heat flux gauges).
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s 1033, the Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, requires that fire investigators shall have and maintain up to date knowledge of these topics. This course covers thermodynamics (heat transfer) and thermometry (thermal measurements). These are two of the topics identified in the course.
Access the course here.
RESOURCE #1: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns Project Page
RESOURCE #2: Fire Investigation Data Portal