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Investigation of Conduction Effects on Sprinkler Activation

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Author(s)

E. C. Mack, Daniel M. Madrzykowski

Abstract

[ABSTRACT ONLY] As part of a collaborative research project between the National Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at NIST, the thermal response characteristics of a variety of large orifice and extra large orifice sprinklers were investigated. In addition to conducting the thermal sensitivity tests as outlined in UL 199, Automatic Sprinklers for Fire-Protection Service, the conductivity tests outlined in ISO 6182-1, Fire Protection - Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: Requirements and Test Methods for sprinklers, were also conducted.
Proceedings Title
Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd) International Conference (ICFRE2) ABSTRACTS ONLY
Conference Dates
August 10-15, 1997
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD, US

Keywords

fire research, fire protection engineering, sprinklers, conduction, sensitivity, automatic sprinkler systems, thermal sensitivity, sprinkler activation

Citation

Mack, E. and Madrzykowski, D. (1997), Investigation of Conduction Effects on Sprinkler Activation, Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd) International Conference (ICFRE2) ABSTRACTS ONLY, Gaithersburg, MD, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910272 (Accessed July 13, 2024)

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Created August 9, 1997, Updated October 12, 2021