TITLE

Today's detectors: Smoke gets in their eyes

AUTHOR(S)
Rochholz, Mark L.; Vandame, Scott
PUB. DATE
July 1997
SOURCE
Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Jul97, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on technological developments in smoke detectors. Types of smoke detectors available; Definition of ionization smoke detection; Use of the photoelectric light-obscuration method of smoke detection; Maximum range provided by beam detectors; Applicability of these types of detectors on various types of buildings. INSETS: Detectors get smart.;Sample smoke-detector specification.;Smoke detector products..
ACCESSION #
9709125646

 

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