Structural Reliability Analysis of Automatic Fire Detectors for Reduction of False Alarms

화재감지기의 오보 감소를 위한 구조 신뢰도 분석

  • 김주홍 (충북대학교 대학원) ;
  • 임현교 (충북대학교 산업안전공학과)
  • Published : 1993.03.01


Now it is reported that there are many companies and factories which confront to the problem of false alarm in Automatic Fire Detecting System (AFDS). Though an AFDS is a high-priced and very important device in detecting a fire. the problem degrades the reliability and utility, eventually faith. of the system. This is a research concerned about the problem of false alarm of fire detectors in an AFDS. Structure of detectors was modeled up as a general K out-of n system. and reliability characteristics including false alarm rate and missed alarm rate, are derived from it. For decision of an optimal structure of detectors. preliminary analysis on various criteria is accomplished. It is concluded that appropriate modification of a detector with plural sensors may increase the system reliability and decrease the false alarm rate.