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Quantifying the Performance of Fire Detection, Sprinklers, and Fire Resistant Construction in the United States.


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Bukowski, R. W.; Budnick, E. K.

Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd) International Conference. (ICFRE2). Proceedings. ABSTRACTS ONLY. National Institute of Standards and Technology and Society of Fire Protection Engineers. August 10-15, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Slaughter, K. C., Editor(s), 49-49 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

fire research; fire protection engineering; fire detection; sprinklers; construction; fire suppression; fire protection; life safety

Abstract:

ABSTRACT ONLY Under the Fire Administration Authorization Act of 1992 (PL 102-522, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) was directed to conduct a study of the use, alone and in combination, of fire detection systems, fire suppression systems and compartmentation as predominant fire protection strategies for life safety and property protection. The objectives of this study were twofold. First, to quantify the performance and reliability of detection systems, suppression systems, and compartmentation including the field assessment of performance. Second, to determine the effect of the reduction or elimination of one or more of these on fire losses.