The performance of smoke detectors in computer rooms

Heikki Ahola

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Smoke detectors have been compared in an environment similar to a real computer room. Four different test fires were used: smouldering transformer coil, smouldering cable, smoke bomb producing white smoke and flaming polyurethane foam. The test samples included optical and ionisation point-type detectors, optical beam detectors, channel detectors and sampling detectors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 1990
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


  • smoke detectors
  • performance evaluation
  • specifications
  • performance tests
  • comparison
  • computer systems hardware
  • transformers
  • room fires


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