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Sprinklered office fire tests

Bennetts, Ian and Moinuddin, Khalid A. M and Thomas, Ian and Proe, David (2008) Sprinklered office fire tests. Fire and materials, 32 (3). pp. 159-198. ISSN 0308-0501

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Abstract

This paper presents data relating to the performance of sprinklers and detectors in real office fire situations. For sprinklers, these data are additional to that associated with the standardized testing used to determine the design delivery density and pressure requirements for various occupancy situations, and provide a useful insight into the effect of sprinklers on developing fires with various office situations. The data given in this paper include the times for activation of various types of sprinkler heads (normal and fast response), the efficacy of the systems as far as extinguishment is concerned,estimates of the maximum size of the fires prior to commencement of extinguishment and associated air temperatures at various locations within the office enclosures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sprinkler, office fire, efficacy
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2009 23:48
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 23:35
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1910
DOI: 10.1002/fam.961
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Citations in Scopus: 4 - View on Scopus

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