Enter the total mass, the calories, and the area into the calculator to determine the fire load.

Fire Load Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Fire Load.

FL = (M*C)/A

  • Where FL is the fire load (kJ/m^2)
  • M is the mass of the material (kg)
  • C is the calories in the material (kJ/kg)
  • A is the total area (m^2)

To calculate the fire load, multiply the mass of the materials in the building by the calories in the material, then divide by the total area.