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Fire

Fire

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Published by: Dash Tomar on Apr 19, 2012
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An automatic fire alarmsystem is designed to detectthe unwanted presence of fire by monitoringenvironmental changesassociated with combustion.In general, a fire alarmsystem is classified as eitherautomatically actuated,manually actuated, or both.Automatic fire alarm systemsare intended to notify thebuilding occupants toevacuate in the event of afire or other emergency,report the event to an off-premises location in order tosummon emergencyservices, and to prepare thestructure and associatedsystems to control the
 
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 The first automatic electric firealarm was invented in 1890 byFrancis Robbins Upton (U.S.patent no. 436,961). Uptonwas an associate of ThomasEdison, but there is noevidence that Edisoncontributed to this project.George Andrew Darbypatented the first electricalHeat detector and Smokedetector in 1902 inBirmingham, England.In the late 1930s the Swissphysicist Walter Jaeger tried toinvent a sensor for poison gas.He expected that gas enteringthe sensor would bind toionized air molecules andthereby alter an electriccurrent in a circuit in the
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