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Fire Detection: The State-of-the-Art.

pdf icon Fire Detection: The State-of-the-Art. (4984 K)
Custer, R. L. P.; Bright, R. G.

NBS TN 839; NASA-CR-134642; CIB W14/121/75 (USA); 191 p. June 1974.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Panel on Fire Research and Safety. Volume 6. Fire Detection. October 19-22, 1976, 1976.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Available from:

Government Printing Office
Order number: COM-74-50638


fire detection; fire safety; fire research; standards; fire detectors


The current state-of-the-art in fire detection technology is reviewed considering the nature of fire signatures, detection codes used, test methods, performance requirements and code requirements for fire detection. Present trends in standards development and recommendations for future work are included. An extensive bibliography is provided.