A forensic investigator is trying to determine approximate timing of events after a fire within a hospital basement. A quick response sprinkler (RTI of 50 m^1/2s^1/2), Ordinary Temperature (65 deg C) was within a room (2.2 m high ceiling) that has an initial temperature of 70 deg F and was exposed to a ceiling plume at 190 deg F traveling at 2.3 m/s. Approximately how long should it have taken the sprinkler to activate?
a. 1 seconds
b. 15 seconds
c. 23 seconds
d. 35 seconds
Solution | Posted 07/21/17
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