Flame Deflectors

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Journal titleBuilding Research Note
Subjectfire protection; fire resistance; flame spread; Fire
AbstractResearch results have indicated that projections wider than 3 to 4 feet are capable of preventing the spread of flames along the facade of buildings. It is suggested that the danger of vertical spread of fire in multi-storey buildings can be greatly reduced by the installation of "flame deflectors" above the windows. These are light-gauge metal panels of at least 3-ft width, secured vertically parallel to the wall by heat destructible fastening elements. They turn down to extend horizontally when actuated by flames issuing from the windows.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number1711
NPARC number20377777
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Record identifier30124b06-b82d-43f8-839d-9e32f1fc7a6d
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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