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The Pyrotron is used to study the combustion and spread of fires in bushfire fuel under controlled conditions. It aims to improve fire safety and fire-fighting for Australian communities.
This national research facility is building upon CSIRO’s 60 years of experience with large-scale field experiments. It is enhancing research on bushfire behaviour by enabling observations of flame propagation and behaviour not possible in field experiments due to limited burning conditions, lack of access and safety concerns.
The Pyrotron allows us to:
The facility enables close observation of combustion mechanisms under repeatable conditions not possible in the field. It is used to study:
The CSIRO Pyrotron is a national research facility open to bushfire researchers from Australia and overseas. For more information, please contact us.
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Last updated: Last updated: 27 February 2015
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