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Documentation of the Fuel System for Emergency Power in World Trade Center 7. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster.


pdf icon Documentation of the Fuel System for Emergency Power in World Trade Center 7. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster. (501 K)
Grill, R. A.; Johnson, D. A.

NIST NCSTAR 1-1J; 74 p. September 2005.

Keywords:

World Trade Center; high rise buildings; building collapse; disasters; terrorists; terrorism; fire safety; fire investigations; fuel systems; power supplies; compartments; diesel fuels; fire protection; sprinklers; fuel oils; inspection; storage tanks

Abstract:

This report was prepared to support the analysis of building and fire codes and standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology World Trade Center (WTC) Investigation. As part of the investigation of WTC 7, the fuel oil distribution system is being analyzed as a possible cause of fire initiation. The purpose of this report is to document the fuel oil distribution systems (including all fuel oil tanks, pumps, generators, routing of the piping, and system functions) and the associated fire protection features of the fuel oil system that existed in WTC 7 at the time of the collapse.