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A mathematical model for ionization-type smoke detector and the reduced source approximation.
Litton-CD; Hertzberg-M; Graybeal-L
Fire Tech 1977 Nov; 13(4):266-281
A theoretical basis for the operation of conventional ionization- type smoke detectors is discussed. The three major aspects are: (1) the characterizations of an ionization chamber's performance dominated by convective transport, (2) exact solutions to equations for different electrode geometries and a broad range of operating parameters, and (3) the development of an approximation to describe the performance of a detector in the presence of smoke particles.
Mining-industry; Mine-fires; Fire-safety; Monitors; Monitoring-systems
OP; Journal Article
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