Some Problems Noted in the Use of Taguchi Semiconductor Gas Sensors as Residential Fire/Smoke Detectors. Final Report.
Some Problems Noted in the Use of Taguchi Semiconductor
Gas Sensors as Residential Fire/Smoke Detectors. Final
Bukowski, R. W.; Bright, R. G.
NBSIR 74-591; 10 p. October 1974.
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false alarms; taguchi gas sensor (trademark); fire
detectors; fire tests; smoke detectors; sensors
This paper examines some aspects of Taguchi
semiconductor gas sensors and their use as residential
fire/smoke detectors based on theoretical and
experimental considerations. It was found that these
sensors have difficulty detecting fires involving
complete combustion along with a greater than normal
propensity to false alarm to other than fire conditions.
Both of these problems raise serious questions as to
the suitability of these sensors as resiential
fire/smoke detectors, at least at their present state of