Waking effectiveness of household smoke and fire detection devices
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Published by The Dept., [National Technical Information Service, distributor in Washington, DC, Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Fire detectors -- Evaluation

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StatementE.H. Nober, H. Peirce, A. Well ; sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Center for Fire Research
SeriesNBS-GCR -- 83-439
ContributionsPeirce, H., Well, A., Center for Fire Research (U.S.), University of Massachusetts at Amherst
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14848030M

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