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Fire prevention, Detection and Suppression in Archives: a Survey of Regulations in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA

Comma (2005), 2005, (1), 1–13.

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Bertini, M.

Torraca, Giorgio

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction1
Why this study?1
Fire prevention:1
120’ in category I (building up to 8 m height, 700 m2 useful3
180’ in category II (building up to 11 m height, 1000 m2 use3
Fire resistance, doors and other closures of openings in fir3
Combustibility of materials, including furnishings and finis4
Besides the fire resistance ratings of structural materials4
In other cases the non-combustibility requirement is limited4
Fire compartments and fire loads5
In most specifications it is recommended that, in order to a5
The Australian specification AS 2118.1 defines the term comp5
“… a space completely enclosed by walls and a ceiling. The w5
But there is no indication of the desirable dimensions of th5
Table 1 Summary of detector types mentioned in fire protecti7
Nation7
Types of detectors7
Australia7
France7
Italy7
New Zealand7
Spain7
Sweden7
United Kingdom7
Portable fire extinguishers7
Table 2 Type of portable extinguishers in national specifica9
Nation9
Extinguisher9
Australia9
France9
Italy9
Spain9
Automatic fire suppression systems9
Table 3 Types of automatic fire suppression systems9
In the UK, BS 5454:2000 states10
Appendix: National Specificiations12
Australia12
AS 2118 - Parts 1-10, 199912
France12
Italy12
New Zealand12
Spain13
Sweden13