Investigation of Conduction Effects on Sprinkler Activation.
Investigation of Conduction Effects on Sprinkler
Mack, E. C.; Madrzykowski, D.
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), 65-65 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire protection engineering; sprinklers;
conduction; sensitivity; automatic sprinkler systems;
thermal sensitivity; sprinkler activation
As part of a collaborative research project between the
National Fire Protection Research Foundation and the
Building and Fire Research Laboratory at NIST, the
thermal response characteristics of a variety of large
orifice and extra large orifice sprinklers were
investigated. In addition to conducting the thermal
sensitivity tests as outlined in UL 199, Automatic
Sprinklers for Fire-Protection Service, the conductivity
tests outlined in ISO 6182-1, Fire Protection -
Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: Requirements and
Test Methods for sprinklers, were also conducted.