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11. Next Generation Fire Suppression System Technology: A National Research Plan
Series: OTHER
Published: 12/23/2011
Author: Richard George Gann
Abstract: This is an in-progress presentation of a plan whose goal is to develop and demonstrate, by 2004, environmentally-friendly, user-safe processes, techniques, and fluids that meet the operational fire extinguishment and explosion suppression requireme ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910416

12. Performance of New and Aged Residential Fire Sprinklers
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1702
Published: 8/31/2011
Authors: Anthony D Putorti Jr, William F Guthrie, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) initiated a program to determine the effects of emissions from problem drywall on residential electrical, gas distribution, and fire safety components. As part of this program, the National Institut ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908556

13. PERFORMANCE OF NEW AND AGED RESIDENTIAL FIRE SMOKE DETECTORS
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1691
Published: 4/1/2011
Authors: Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, William F Guthrie, Daniel Murphy
Abstract: As part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) technical staff program to determine the effects of emissions from imported drywall on residential electrical, gas distribution, and fire safety components, the National Institute of Standards ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908100

14. Fire Effluent Component Yields from Room-scale Fire Tests
Published: 10/1/2010
Authors: Richard George Gann, Jason D Averill, Erik L Johnsson, Marc R. Nyden, Richard D Peacock
Abstract: Estimation of the time available for escape (ASET) in the event of a fire is a principal component in fire hazard or risk assessment. Valid data on the yields of toxic smoke components from bench-scale apparatus is essential to accurate ASET calcula ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902755

15. HAZARDS OF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: TOXICITY, OPACITY, CORROSIVITY, AND HEAT RELEASE: THE EXPERTS' VIEWS ON CAPABILITY AND ISSUES
Published: 4/29/2010
Authors: Richard George Gann, Nathan D Marsh, Vyto Babrauskas, Stephen Grayson
Abstract: The science of understanding how fires burn and how heat smoke and gases are generated and affect people has progressed substantially in the last half century. The principles of facility design for life safety in fires have reached a degree of maturi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902715

16. Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Innovative Fire Protection
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1662
Published: 2/17/2010
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Francine K. Amon, Jason D Averill, Nelson P Bryner, David T Butry, Rick D Davis, Richard George Gann, Jeffrey W Gilman, Samuel L Manzello, Randall Joseph McDermott, William E. Mell, Nathan D Marsh
Abstract: The Innovative Fire Protection Workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 4 and 5, 2009. The 70 participants represented a broad range of stakeholder perspectives, including various non-profit, academic, i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905084

17. Modification of ASTM E 2187 for Measuring the Ignition Propensity of Conventional Cigarettes
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1627
Published: 12/18/2009
Authors: Richard George Gann, Edward J Hnetkovsky
Abstract: Less fire-prone cigarettes are becoming prevalent in the marketplace, and the conventional cigarette used to test upholstered furniture and mattresses for ignition resistance is no longer in production. To realize the improved fire safety afforded b ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902075

18. Interlaboratory Study of Alternate Filter Papers for Use in ASTM E 2187
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1649
Published: 12/11/2009
Authors: Richard George Gann, William F Guthrie
Abstract: ASTM E 2187 has become the internationally referenced standard for designing and specifying less fire-prone cigarettes. In this test method, a lit cigarette is laid on multiple layers of filter paper, and the observer identifies whether the cigarett ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904159

19. Modification of ASTM E 2187 for Measuring the Ignition Propensity of Conventional Cigarettes
Published: 11/23/2009
Authors: Richard George Gann, Edward J Hnetkovsky
Abstract: Current existing and proposed U.S. flammability standards for soft furnishings such as mattresses and upholstered furniture specify a standard cigarette as the ignition source in smoldering resistance performance tests. With the increasing prevale ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903205

20. Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Published: 11/20/2008
Author: Richard George Gann
Abstract: This report describes how the fires that followed the impact of debris from the collapse of WTC 1 (the north tower) led to the collapse of WTC 7; an evaluation of the building evacuation and emergency response procedures; what procedures and practice ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861610



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