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Large Scale Tests of Sprinkler, Vent, Draft Curtain Interaction.


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McGrattan, K. B.; Sheppard, D. T,

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 1999. (Interflam '99). International Interflam Conference, 8th Proceedings. Volume 1. June 29-July 1, 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland, Interscience Communications Ltd., London, England, 685-695 pp, 1999.

Keywords:

fire science; fire safety; sprinklers; vents; draft curtains; large scale fire tests; roof vents; warehouses; sprinkler activation; discharge rate

Abstract:

The International Fire Sprinkler, Smoke and Heat Vent, Draft Curtain Fire Test Project organized by the National Fire Protection Research Foundation (NFPRF) brought together a group of industrial sponsors to support and plan a series of large scale tests to study the interaction of sprinklers, roof vents and draft curtains of the type found in large warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and warehouse-like retail stores. Representatives from the sponsoring organizations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other interested parties planned 39 large scale fire tests that were conducted in the Large Scale Fire Test Facility at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook, Illinois.