Fire exposure of glazing

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ConferenceProc. 4th Conf. on Building Science and Technology: 18 February 1988, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pages1327; # of pages: 15
Subjectglasses (material); thermal stresses; wired glass; sprinkler systems; thermal stresses; interior/ exterior fire smoke spread; fire- resisting construction; wire reinforcement; glass failure; water spray/ sprinkler protection; window/ door fire testing; Sprinklers; verre (materiau); contrainte thermique; verre armé; sprinkler (extincteur)
AbstractThis paper looks at the background information concerning glazing materials and fire, and discusses parameters involved in ensuring the safe use of glazing under fire conditions. It reviews previous work on water sprays applied to glazing exposed to fire, and describes fire tests on window and door assemblies protected by sprinklers which were conducted at the National Fire Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada. These tests involved different types of glazing and frames, large pane sizes, single and double glazing in doors, with or without sprinkler protection.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number28919
NPARC number20378933
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