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

Published

Author(s)

Harold E. Nelson

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
Report Number
89-4061

Keywords

burning rate, detector response, fire incidence, fire investigations, fire models, flashover, oxygen consumption, banks (buildings)

Citation

Nelson, H. (1989), Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building, Los Angeles, California (NIST IR 89-4061), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.89-4061 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created March 31, 1989, Updated November 10, 2018