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History of NBS/NIST Research on Fire Detectors.

pdf icon History of NBS/NIST Research on Fire Detectors. (4700 K)
Bukowski, R. W.

NIST SP 965; February 2001.

International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection "AUBE '01", 12th. Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology. March 25-28, 2001, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K.; Grosshandler, W. L.; Luck, H., Editor(s)(s), 1-12 pp, 2001.


fire detection; fire detection systems; histories; fire detectors; operation breakthrough; heat detectors; flame detectors; residential buildings; weather effects; standards; UL 217; NFPA 74; large scale fire tests; smoke detectors; manufactured housing; regulations; escape means


The paper provides a historical review of important research activities of NBS and NIST in the area of fire detection. Work from the 1920's to the present is covered with important works summarized and their impacts discussed.