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|Author(s):||Nelson P. Bryner; Daniel M. Madrzykowski; D W. Stroup;|
|Title:||Performance of Thermal Exposure Sensors in Personal Alert Safety (PASS) Devices (NISTIR 7294)|
|Published:||September 01, 2005|
|Abstract:||Fire fighters can be overcome by heat or smoke of a fire and may be unable to alert other fire ground personnel to their need for assistance. Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) devices are designed to signal for aid if a fire fighter becomes incapacitated. Thermal exposure sensor technology has already been included in a number of PASS devices, but no standard exists for testing the performance of the thermal sensor. A series of static oven, flow loop, and full-scale experiments were conducted to demonstrate the performance of different PASS devices. This experimental data was used to develop a prototype standard test protocol which can used to quantify the thermal sensor performance.|
|Citation:||NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7294|
|Keywords:||PASS,thermal exposure,thermal response data,thermal sensor|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (3MB)|