The St. Lawrence burns

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Journal titleQuarterly of the National Fire Protection Association
Pages300316; # of pages: 17
Subjectfire tests; smoke; radioactivity; Fire; essai au feu; fumée; radioactivité
AbstractWhen it became known that the St. Lawrence Power Project would result in the flooding of a large area on the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, which included a number of small towns, it was arranged that a number of buildings in the Village of Aultsville would be made available for experiments and the Division of Building Research was given the opportunity of selecting suitable buildings for carrying out controlled experiments. The tests had three major objectives. 1. With reference to the survival of occupants, it was found that all dwellings became smoke-logged within 6 minutes of the ignition of the cribs. 2. Extensive studies of radiation were a major feature of the test and valuable information on radiation levels was obtained. 3. Limited information on air speeds through open windows was obtained in the case of one of the larger buildings. The maximum value obtained provides a reasonable check on estimates based on simple theory.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5730
NPARC number20331465
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Record created2012-07-18
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