Fire alarm and detection systems

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 233
Physical description4 p.
Subjectfire alarms; fire detection; Detection; Suppression
AbstractFire alarm systems are required by law through building codes, fire codes and special acts or bylaws. The choice of a particular type of equipment to be used in a fire alarm system depends on the nature of the occupancy, the size of the building, the number of occupants and the level of protection desired. To be effective, a fire alarm system must be tailored to the building and the types of fire that could develop. The designer of the system must understand the functions and limitations of the equipment chosen to obtain maximum efficiency and safety.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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Peer reviewedNo
NRC number4542
NPARC number20328876
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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