Quantifying the Performance of Fire Detection, Sprinklers, and Fire Resistant Construction in the United States.
Quantifying the Performance of Fire Detection,
Sprinklers, and Fire Resistant Construction in the
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.
fire research; fire protection engineering; fire
detection; sprinklers; construction; fire suppression;
fire protection; life safety
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