Fire Science Reviews announces the availability of a new online report titled, "A Review of Sprinkler System Effectiveness Studies.”
to writing the report, the authors compiled and tabulated sprinkler
system component data and effectiveness estimates from system-based
studies. In the report, they compare the merits of two approaches:
component-based approaches using a fault tree of similar method, and
system-based approaches using fire incident data where sprinklers were
The report includes
recommendations for using the data for design purposes, including
considerations for uncertainty and using a hybrid system/component
approach for specific sprinkler system comparisons; the recommendations
provide input on the reliability of systems in the development of
performance-based fire safety design methods.
The report can be found at http://firesciencereviews.com/content/2/1/6.