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NEMA Guide addresses smoke detectors in duct applications.

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Sep 15, 2008 - Produced by Signaling Protection and Communication Section of NEMA, Guide for Proper Use of Smoke Detectors in Duct Applications reflects improved detector technology and associated sensor placement in ducts. Guide addresses new methods of detecting smoke in ducts, as well as the fact that duct-mounted sensors are designed to provide specific type of fire protection that cannot be duplicated by any other type of system.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes Guide for Proper Use of Smoke Detectors in Duct Applications

Press release date: Sep 08, 2008

ROSSLYN, Va., September 8, 2008-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published Guide for Proper Use of Smoke Detectors in Duct Applications. It was produced by the Signaling Protection and Communication Section.

This edition reflects improved detector technology and associated sensor placement in ducts resulting in improved detector performance and resultant fire/smoke capabilities in buildings. Duct-mounted sensors are designed to provide a specific type of fire protection that cannot be duplicated by any other type of system. This technical guide addresses this fact as well as new methods of detecting smoke in ducts.

The contents and forward of Guide for Proper Use of Smoke Detectors in Duct Applications may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $40, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/ductapplications.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

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