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Photoelectric vs. Ionization Smoke Alarms

 

Collection of Residential Smoke Alarm Research

This report was scanned from hardcopy. 

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 1980 Residential Smoke Alarm Special Subcommittee Report, Published in The Fire Chief, September 1980

Recommendation:  Therefore, because the present state of the art in detecting smoke, the Subcommittee on Smoke Detection can take no other course but to recommended the installation of photoelectric detectors.  The subcommittee makes the recommendation because most home fires start from a smoldering source, and because photoelectric detectors are sensitive to open flame fires as well as smoldering flames.

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