Study of Selected Fire Characteristics of Beech Wood Depending on Particle Size

  • Richard KuracinaEmail author
  • Zuzana Szabová
  • Karol Balog
Conference paper


Wood and its processing are associated with significant fire hazards. In the past, there were many significant fires of wood clouds that caused property damage and human lives. The study of flammable wood clouds fire characteristics is the basis for fire and explosion protection. The article deals with the study of the influence of particle size on the ignition temperature of settled and swirled beech wood dust. Measurement of fire characteristics was performed according to EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-2 in GG oven and heated surface. The sample was dust from beech wood with different particle sizes. By measuring, it has been found that with decreasing particle size, the flammability of the samples improves and the minimum ignition temperature (MIT) also decreases.


Fire safety Fire characteristics Beech wood Particle size 



This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-16-0223 and by Institutional project 1611 DUSTCONTROL.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Kuracina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zuzana Szabová
    • 1
  • Karol Balog
    • 1
  1. 1.Slovak University of Technology in BratislavaTrnavaSlovakia

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