Analysis of High Bay Hangar Facilities for Detector Sensitivity and Placement.
Analysis of High Bay Hangar Facilities for Detector
Sensitivity and Placement.
Notarianni, K. A.; Gott, J. E.; Davis, W. D.; Lowe, D.
L.; Laramee, S.
Interscience Communications Ltd.; National Institute of
Standards and Technology; Building Research
Establishment; and Society of Fire Protection Engineers;
Swedish National Testing and Research Institute.
Interflam '96. International Interflam Conference, 7th
Proceedings. March 26-28, 1996, Cambridge, England,
Interscience Communications Ltd., London, England,
Franks, C. A.; Grayson, S., Editor(s)(s), 487-496 pp,
fire safety; fire suppression; sprinklers; sprinkler
systems; fire protection; pool fires; smoke detection;
smoke movement; experiments; burning rate; heat release
rate; sprinkler activation
This study was conducted to investigate the response of
various fire detectors and automatic sprinklers in high
bay aircraft hangars. Laboratory and full-scale
experiments as well as computer modeling were conducted
to better understand the movement of heat and products
of combustion in high bay spaces. Temperature
distribution across the ceiling was measured along with
the response of various types of fire protection devices
as a function of fire size, fuel type, and ventilation
conditions. Key findings are presented relating to
detector spacing, threshold fire sizes, sprinkler type
and temperature ratings, burn rates, heat release rates,
and the effect of draft curtains.