Expected size of shielded fires in sprinklered office buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Volume103
Issue1
Pages395410; # of pages: 16
SubjectSprinklers
Abstracts part of a joint research project between ASHRAE and the National Research Council of Canada (ASHRAE Research project RP-838), the probability of occurrence and expected size of shielded fires in sprinklered high-rise office buildings were investigated. Phase 1 of the project included surveys of typical office buildings to identify shielded fire situations and the fuel loads in the shielded areas. Based on these surveys, medium- and full-scale fire tests were conducted. The results of these investigations are summarized in this paper. In particular, the effect of a sprinkler system on heat release rate, compartment temperatures, carbon monoxide (CO) production, and smoke generation and movement for fires in an open-plan office scenario are discussed. An initial analysis of the implications of a sprinkler system on a zoned smoke control system is also provided.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NotePresented at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., January 1996.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number40106
6892
NPARC number20338434
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