A fire protection consultant is providing performance-based design to justify innovative architecture design and is assessing predictive behavior during exiting. Determine the visibility (in m) for a light reflecting exit sign with smoke that is produced by flaming combustion of plastic if the smoke has a mass concentration of 0.52 grams per cubic meter. Conservatively use Mulholland and Croarkin's specific light extinction coefficient.
a. 0.7 m
b. 1.3 m
c. 1.8 m
d. 3.5 m
Solution | Posted 08/14/20
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