Analysis of High Bay Hangar Facilities for Fire Detector Sensitivity and Placement.
Analysis of High Bay Hangar Facilities for Fire Detector
Sensitivity and Placement.
Gott, J. E.; Lowe, D. L.; Notarianni, K. A.; Davis, W.
NIST TN 1423; 325 p. February 1997.
Sponsor:Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Alexandria, VA
Available from: Government Printing Office, Washington,
Order number: SN003-003-03446-1
aircraft hangars; fire detection; fire tests; heat
detectors; pool fires; sprinklers; sensitivity; burning
rate; experiments; climate; jet fuels; fire behavior;
fire models; aircraft fires; ceiling height; smoke
detectors; sprinkler location; high bay hangars;
Current guidelines for designing fire protection systems
for aircraft hangars were developed with the primary
objective of saving the building, and with less
consideration given to minimizing damage to the hangar's
contents. The high cost of modern aircraft justifies
reexamining present fire detection and sprinkler
activation methods to determine if new approaches could
lead to a quicker response to a smaller fire, with the
benefit of substantially reduced damage to aircraft
adjacent to the fire source. The Naval Facilities
Engineering Command (NAVFAC) established a unique
Government/industry partnership to evaluate detector and
sprinkler activation in aircraft hangars. The results
of this comprehensive program are reported in this
document. A CD-ROM containing test data, this report,
and a video entitled "U. S. Navy High Bay Hangar Tests"
may be purchased from the National Institute of
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