NIST Time|NIST Home|About NIST|Contact NIST

HomeAll Years:AuthorKeywordTitle2005-2010:AuthorKeywordTitle

FT-IR Based System for Fire Detection.

pdf icon FT-IR Based System for Fire Detection. (160 K)
Serio, M. A.; Bonanno, A. S.; Knight, K. S.; Newman, J. S.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 139-140 pp, 1994.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964


fire research; FT-IR; fire safety; photoelectric detectors; semiconductors


A major advance in fire safety technology during the past two decades is the availability of low cost smoke detectors based on either ionization or photoelectric detectors. However, these detectors have some drawbacks because of the high frequency of false alarms and maintenance problems. Other types of detector technologies have been developed for specific gases, such as CO2, CO, or O2, based on metal oxide semiconductors, electrochemical sensors, or optical sensors.