The Burning Manikin System is a body-shaped test material, usually made of plastic or other flame retardant materials. It is widely used in safety testing laboratories and fire services to measure the burning properties and fire resistance of materials under fire conditions. These dummies can be used to perform quantitative fire tests such as ASTM E1354, ISO 5660-1 and UL 94 fire tests. Testers can experiment with these dummies in combustion test equipment to simulate fire conditions according to the temperature and time requirements needed for the test.
1. The Burning Manikin System is a virtual test platform designed to help firefighters and first responders carry out realistic fire and rescue simulations.
2. The Burning Manikin System was first developed in the 1960s and began appearing in fire training centres in the early 1970s.
3. The Burning Manikin System was designed to withstand extreme conditions of heat, flame and smoke for realistic fire rescue training.
4. The Burning Manikin System has different parts and organs, including the head, chest, abdomen and limbs. These parts can be burned separately to simulate a real fire situation.
5. The Burning Manikin System can be used to simulate different types of fire scenarios, such as kitchen fires, electrical fires and fires caused by chemical spills.
6. Burning Manikin System can also be used to simulate rescue scenarios such as car rescue, escape from a high rise fire etc.
7. The Burning Manikin System has become an important tool for many firefighters and first responders to train in realistic fire and rescue scenarios, helping to improve their skill levels and protect lives.
By conducting Burning Manikin tests, it is possible to assess the burning rate, flame spread rate, smoke production and flammability of a material under fire conditions. The results of these tests will help to develop better safety standards and regulations to minimise damage to people and property from fire.