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Focus on Forensics

Posted on: June 27, 2013
Tags: News & events, Bulletin board

This was an article submitted by NSPII Member Michael Reynolds in our Winter 2012 Newsletter edition.  It describes burn testing conducted to document the burn rate for a standard 10" taper candle.  Since this type of candle has been used as a time-delay mechanism by arsonists, knowing just how long it takes for such a candle to burn is important when considering its potential use in setting a fire.  The test used a "Home" brand taper candle purchased at a Target store.  It was set-up in a single-held candle holder, lit and allowed to burn freely.  To read the reminder of Mr. Reynolds' article, please click here.