I need to convert heat flux measured in kW/m^{2 } (into laymen's terms). In addition, how would this symbol convert (or can it) to either heat (Fahrenheit or Celsius) or speed (i.e. foot/yard/meter per second/minute/hour – again in laymen’s terms). I’m trying to convert this symbol into heat intensity and how quickly it would drop when encountering a firebreak and its corresponding distance, ie. ROW (Right-of-Way) of gas pipeline. Unfortunately all the technical documents use a complicated equation or measurements using kW/m^{2.} and I'm not skilled in that area. I want to show these distinctions in laymen’s terms so that the “general public” (including myself) would understand. The gist of the scenario is a wildfire in all of it's intensity approaching a gas pipeline Right-of-Way of 30 ft (firebreak). How would the wildfire be effected and how much would the heat flux diminish once it reaches the ROW firebreak.

May not slow down at all?

A lot of variables in wildland

OHHH I am not an engineer, so you can discount my reply if you want, and I cannot do math.