• Extinguishing smoldering fires in wood pellets with water cooling- an experimental study 

      Mikalsen, Ragni Fjellgaard; Hagen, Bjarne Christian; Steen-Hansen, Anne; Krause, Ulrich; Frette, Vidar (Peer reviewed, 2018-11)
      Smoldering fires in stored or transported solid biofuels are very difficult to extinguish. The current study has explored heat extraction from the combustion zone as a method for extinguishing such flameless fires. Heat ...
    • Lip-height effect in diffusive pool fires 

      Kolstad, Einar Arthur; Hagen, Bjarne Christian; Frette, Vidar; Krause, Ulrich (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      A freeboard, lip height, from the container rim to the fuel surface affects the mass-loss rate of a pool fire. Experiments where heptane was burned in circular containers with diameter 10, 20 and 30 cm have been conducted. ...
    • Onset of smoldering fires in storage silos: Susceptibility to design, scenario, and material parameters 

      Villacorta, Edmundo; Haraldseid, Ingunn; Mikalsen, Ragni Fjellgaard; Hagen, Bjarne Christian; Erland, Sveinung; Kleppe, Gisle Yngvar Romslo; Krause, Ulrich; Frette, Vidar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Biomass fuels in large storage units are prone to self-heating and ignition causing smoldering fires. Here, the susceptibility of such ignition processes to parameters is explored through small-scale experiments. In a silo ...