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 (2.1 m high ceiling) that has an initial temperature of 73 deg F and was exposed to a ceiling plume at 205 deg F traveling at 1.3 m/s. Approximately how long should it have taken the sprinkler to activate?
a. 2 s
b. 16 s
c. 33 s
d. 38 s
Solution | Posted 07/16/19
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