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Sprinkler, Vent, Draft Curtain Interaction: Experiments.


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McGrattan, K. B.; Sheppard, D. T.

Fire Safety Science. Proceedings. Sixth (6th) International Symposium. International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). July 5-9, 1999, Poitiers, France, Intl. Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Boston, MA, Curtat, M., Editor(s), 517-528 pp, 2000.

Keywords:

fire research; fire safety; fire science; sprinklers; vents; draft curtains; sprays; sprinkler activation; discharge rate; extinguishment; heptane; plastics

Abstract:

The International Fire Sprinkler, Smoke & Heat Vent, Draft Curtain Fire Test Project organized by the National Fire Protection Research Foundation (NFPRF) brought together a group of industrial sponsors to support and plan a series of large scale tests to study the interaction of sprinklers, roof vents and draft curtains of the type found in large warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and warehouse-like retail stores. Representatives from the sponsoring organizations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other interested parties planned 39 large scale fire tests that were conducted in the Large Scale Fire Test Facility at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook, Illinois.