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International Fire Detection Literature Review and Technical Analysis.

pdf icon International Fire Detection Literature Review and Technical Analysis. (11969 K)
Bukowski, R. W.; Jason, N. H.

NISTIR 4661; 193 p. September 1991.

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fire alarm systems; fire detectors; heat detectors; reliability; smoke detectors


This bibliography was collected from numerous international sources and represents as complete a compilation of publications from the 15 years covered as could be collected. Nearly 1000 references are included, separated into one of 20 topics such as aerosols and smoke, industrial occupancies, ships, smart detectors and systems, and system reliability studies. Each such section begins with a brief summary and cites the more important papers within. The bibliography ends with a commentary on what the overall literature shows, what research is needed to achieve more reliable detection system operation and reduced unwanted alarms. An author index and a key work index are provided.