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Ramachandran, G., 1968. FIRE DOORS AND LOSSES IN LARGE FIRES. Fire Research Notes 690


There appears to be some uncertainty about the use, in fire reports, of the descriptions smoke-stop, fire check, fire stop and fire resisting as applied to doors intended either to check the passage of smoke and hot gases or to prevent or retard the spread of fire. In general all of these terms can be covered by the term "fire doors". If kept in the closed position, these doors would be expected to reduce the monetary loss in a fire. Accurate estimation of the reduction is not at present possible because of inadequate data. However, experience in a few large fires during 1965 and 1966 costing £10,000 or more which is presented in this note provides a rough estimate of the level of savings possible.

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