Sprinkler testing at Kemano

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Journal titleConstruction Canada
IssueMay 3
AbstractKemano Village in northern British Columbia was a company town owned by Alcan Smelters and Chemicals Ltd. This remote village had recently been closed as a result of restructuring power operations. Alcan donated more than 60 houses in the village to the provincial government's fire services for the purposes of training firefighters and fire investigators and conducting fire studies. The project was known as the Kemano Public Safety Initiative (KPSI). KPSI provided a unique opportunity to conduct fire experiments in residential dwellings. At Kemano, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and an industry partnercompleted a series of fire experiments in a residential dwelling to better understand performance issues relating to cross-linked-polyethylene (PEX-a) pipe sprinkler systems. This was done using fire scenarios typical to those found in residential fires.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number45666
NPARC number20378795
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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