Simulating the Effect of Sloped Beamed Ceilings on Detector and Sprinkler Response.
Simulating the Effect of Sloped Beamed Ceilings on
Detector and Sprinkler Response.
Davis, W. D.; Forney, G. P.; Bukowski, R. W.
NISTIR 5499; September 1994.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 147-148 pp, 1994.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964
fire research; ceilings; simulation; detector response;
sprinkler response; detectors; joists
The rapid activation of fire detection and suppression
systems in response to a growing fire is one of the
important factors required to provide for life safety
and property protection. Rapid activation requires that
sensors be located at optimal distances both beneath the
ceiling and radially from the fire. Ceiling
obstructions, such as beams and joists, and ceiling
slope can significantly modify the flow of smoke along
the ceiling and must be taken into consideration when a
particular detection system is designed. At present,
the standards used to guide the design of these systems
contain very little quantitative information concerning
the impact of beamed, sloped ceilings on detector