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Detector Sensitivity and Siting Requirement for Dwellings. Final Technical Report.


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Bukowski, R. W.; Waterman, T. E.; Christian, W. J.

NBS GCR 75-51; 337 p. 1975.

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National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD

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Keywords:

detector sensitivity; heat detectors; ionization detectors; photoelectric detectors; building fires; residential buildings; smoke detectors

Abstract:

A test program was undertaken to investigate the operation of residential smoke detctors under actual field conditions. The main objectives were to determine: 1) minimum sensitivity, 2) best location and 3) escape time provided by a group of typical detectors.