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Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building, Los Angeles, California.


pdf icon Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building, Los Angeles, California. (2265 K)
Nelson, H. E.

NISTIR 89-4061; 39 p. March 1989.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB89-183222

Keywords:

burning rate; detector response; fire incidence; fire investigations; fire models; flashover; oxygen consumption; banks (buildings)

Abstract:

The course of the fire is traced in terms of developing fire phenomena. Special emphasis is given to burning rate of building furnishings, smoke layer temperature, layer level, oxygen consumption, combustion efficiency, flashover, exterior fire propagation, detector response, sprinkler operation, smoke movement and some contamination.