Progress Report on Suppression and Detection Research in the U.S.
Progress Report on Suppression and Detection Research in
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.
fire safety; fire research; fire suppression; fire
detection; halon 1211; halon 1301; sprinklers; halon
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.