Attenuation of smoke detector alarm signals in residential buildings

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Fire Safety Science: 07 October 1985, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Pages68997; # of pages: 593
Subjectsound attenuation; smoke detectors; warning devices; propagation of sound; number of closed doors; models; optimum number and location of smoke detector alarms; Smoke detection
AbstractThe propagation of sound from smoke detector alarms through residential buildings has been investigated with respect to the effect of furnishings, type of heating system, and number of closed doors. A simple model representing the propagation path as a series of linked rooms, each modifying the sound level, is described and compared with measured attenuations in 11 houses. The model can be used to determine the optimum number and location of smoke detector alarms.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number25897
NPARC number20358440
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