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Document ID (ISN)76473
CIS number 01-523
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lacosta Berna J.M.
Title Recent developments in fire detection and extinguishing. More efficient and environmentally-friendly systems
Original title Novedades en la detección y extinción de incendios. Sistemas más eficaces y respetuosos con el medio ambiente [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2000, Vol.20, No.79, p.37-47. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The principles behind the functioning of two new fire-fighting systems are described, and their practical applications are presented. They consist of smoke detection systems based on highly-sensitive aspiration (using light dispersion, laser-based particle counting, ionization and cloud chambers) and extinguishing systems based on water atomization under high pressure. Basically, these systems are not new, but have been improved thanks to technological developments in other areas.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; water type extinguishers; smoke detectors
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; high-pressure spray nozzles; exhaust devices; mists; gas cylinders; nitrogen
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires