An Experimental examination of dead air space for smoke alarms

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-008-0043-y
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Technology
Volume45
Pages97115; # of pages: 19
Subjectsmoke alarms, fire detection, fire protection; Smoke detection
AbstractThis research investigated North American requirements for smoke alarm locations intended to avoid dead air spaces. Tests were conducted in a residential dwelling and a laboratory room to examine the effect of dead air space on smoke-alarm response. Small and slow-growing, smouldering and flaming fire sources were used to challenge the smoke alarms. Emphasis was placed on the ability of the alarms to detect early when fires are still small and smoke generation is still low.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49713
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NPARC number20377238
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Record created2012-07-24
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