Faculty Advisor

Puchovsky, Milosh T.

Faculty Advisor

Simeoni, Albert

Abstract

Fixed wildfire fighting systems for residential structures being developed and currently on the market are neither standardized nor regulated, potentially putting homeowners and their properties at increased risk. This project addresses background information on the nature of wildfires, a methodology outlining the process of creating a standard for evaluating these systems, the development of a proposed standard, and conclusions from the overall process. As part of the project the standard was applied to two commercially available fixed wildfire fighting systems. The project concludes with details on future work for revision and continued development of the standard.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-04-03

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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