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Some Problems Noted in the Use of Taguchi Semiconductor Gas Sensors as Residential Fire/Smoke Detectors. Final Report.

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Author(s)

Richard W. Bukowski, R G. Bright

Abstract

This paper examines some aspects of Taguchi semiconductor gas sensors and their use as residential fire/smoke detectors based on theoretical and experimental considerations. It was found that these sensors have difficulty detecting fires involving complete combustion along with a greater than normal propensity to false alarm to other than fire conditions. Both of these problems raise serious questions as to the suitability of these sensors as resiential fire/smoke detectors, at least at their present state of development.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -

Keywords

false alarms, taguchi gas sensor (trademark), fire detectors, fire tests, smoke detectors, sensors

Citation

Bukowski, R. and Bright, R. (1974), Some Problems Noted in the Use of Taguchi Semiconductor Gas Sensors as Residential Fire/Smoke Detectors. Final Report., NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=107106 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 1, 1974, Updated February 19, 2017