Sprinklered office fire tests

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Bennetts, Ian, Moinuddin, Khalid ORCID: 0000-0002-1831-6754, Thomas, Ian and Proe, David (2008) Sprinklered office fire tests. Fire and materials, 32 (3). pp. 159-198. ISSN 0308-0501

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1910
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.961
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.961
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Keywords sprinkler, office fire, efficacy
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