TITLE

NIST Assesses PPV

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2007 Supplement, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the assessment conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) techniques used in small homes and tall structures in Toledo, Ohio. The NIST analysis of 160 experiments conducted in 2006 indicated that high-pressure fans that direct air flow up the stairway of a burning high-rise building could increase both firefighter effectiveness and survivability of occupants.
ACCESSION #
26800103

 

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