A brief review on active fire protection engineering systems in China

W. C. Fan, R. Huo, B. Yao, Wan Ki Chow

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With the rapid development of fire safety science and technologies, fire engineering systems are used more intelligently in China to provide better fire safety. Products much more suitable for local use at affordable cost are developed. Fire suppression systems commonly used are reviewed and briefly introduced in this article. A smoke management system is now becoming more important and specified for buildings with new architectural features. Two new areas of using nanocomposite fire retardant materials and intelligent fire detection systems based on pattern-recognition will be introduced as examples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-342
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Fire Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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