Leadership

The Water Curtain as a Protection Against Conflagration

Issue 1 and Volume 75.

The Water Curtain as a Protection Against Conflagration How a Large Fire Resistive Building in Cincinnati, Ohio is Protected from Outside Exposure — Would Form an Excellent Fire Stop THE protection of the outside exposures of the modern fire resistive building has come to be recognised as of equal importance to the providing of means to fight interior fires. The following article describes a system in use in a large building in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the method employed in testing the system’s efficiency. But little thought was given to the radiated heat that comes from a large fire until the Chicago conflagration of March 15, 1922, when fire or radiated heat leaped across an eighty-foot street and entered the Burlington Building, consuming the contents of several floors of that building. This demonstrated that office buildings have to cope with tire from without, as much if not more so than from…

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