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Publication Citation: Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building, Los Angeles, California (NIST IR 89-4061)

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Author(s): Harold E. Nelson;
Title: Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building, Los Angeles, California (NIST IR 89-4061)
Published: March 31, 1989
Abstract: The course of the fire is traced in terms of developing fire phenomena. Special emphasis is given to burning rate of building furnishings, smoke layer temperature, layer level, oxygen consumption, combustion efficiency, flashover, exterior fire propagation, detector response, sprinkler operation, smoke movement and some contamination.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 89-4061
Keywords: burning rate; detector response; fire incidence; fire investigations; fire models; flashover; oxygen consumption; banks (buildings)
Research Areas: Building and Fire Safety Investigations, Fire Protection Technologies
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