Article about thermal balance as related to firefighting. There appear to be varying definitions in relation to this term but the earliest reference appears in work completed by Keith Royer and Floyd Nelson of Iowa University during the late 1950s. The degree of thermal balance existing in a closed room during a fire's development is dependant upon fuel supply and air availability as well as other factors. The hot area over the fire (often termed the fire plume or thermal column) causes the circulation that feeds air to the fire.
An article about thermal balance point. It provides links to related topics.
Video length: 1 min 29 sec. Video about thermal balance. The process that leads to a thermodynamic equilibrium is called thermalization. Thermal equilibrium is achieved when two systems in thermal contact with each other cease to exchange energy by heat. If two systems are in thermal equilibrium their temperatures are the same.
Article about the thermal balance. The degree of thermal balance existing in a closed room during a fire's development is dependent upon fuel supply and air availability as well as other factors.
Video length: 6 min 26 sec. Video that demonstrates an experiment about the thermal equilibrium.