IRC research has implications for type and placement of smoke detectors in homes

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20327111
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TypeArticle
Journal titleConstruction Innovation
ISSN1203-2743
Volume7
Issue3
SubjectSmoke detection
AbstractWorking with the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada, researchers in IRC's Fire Risk Management Program have found that using ionization-photoelectric smoke detectors is more effective than using ionization or photoelectric detectors alone in homes. These findings are the result of a series of full-scale experiments in Kemano, a deserted company town built by Alcan Smelters and Chemicals Ltd. during the 1950s and donated to British Columbia's Office of the Fire Commissioner for training and research.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-15059
NPARC number20327111
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Record identifieraa6e1c69-8d1e-4117-a323-2bd69f02628d
Record created2012-07-18
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