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Progress Report on Suppression and Detection Research in the U.S.


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Evans, D. D.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting. October 27-November 2, 1992, Tsukuba, Japan, Building Research Inst., Ibaraki, Japan Fire Research Inst., Tokyo, Japan, 76-80 pp, 1992.

Keywords:

fire safety; fire research; fire suppression; fire detection; halon 1211; halon 1301; sprinklers; halon alternatives

Abstract:

Progress in the area of fire suppression and detection has been dominated by the search for environmentally friendly replacements for Halons 1211 and 1301 and the investigation of new technologies borrowed from other fields for application in fire detection. New methods of characterizing the suppression of furnishing fires have lead to means of incorporating the fire suppression effects of sprinklers into predictive fire models. A limited water supply sprinkler system has been developed for installation in mobile homes. The minimum flow requirement for the system is 0.82 l/s from a reservoir with a minimum capacity of 378 liters.