Title: Research on the fire pre-alarm system of bus engine compartment based on difference and fixed temperature control method

Authors: Haibin Dong; Yanfeng Sheng; Qingquan Hong; Jianqin Ma; Lianxi Liu; Zhenming Yang; Xuelei Xian

Addresses: Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China ' Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China ' Guo Anda Co. Ltd., No.39, Hou Shantou Road, Guankou Town, Jimei District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province 361022, China ' Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China ' Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China ' Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China ' Tianjin Fire Research Institute, No.2, Fuxing Road, Jinlai Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin City 300382, China

Abstract: This paper analyses the features and positions of fires occurring in a bus engine compartment by many fire accidents, then develops a fire pre-alarm system used in bus engine compartment based on difference and fixed temperature control method by collecting and analysing the temperature data from the real bus engine compartment and simulated testing apparatus fire, and finally validates the accuracy and reliability of this system by relative tests, that provides a reliable solution for early fire detection and warning in bus engine compartment.

Keywords: bus engines; buses; engine compartment fires; temperature variation rate; fixed temperature; pre-alarm systems; fire alarms; temperature control; simulation; fire detection; early warning; early detection; bus fires; engine fires; vehicle safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2016.079653

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2016 Vol.9 No.2, pp.101 - 119

Received: 19 Dec 2014
Accepted: 16 Jan 2015

Published online: 04 Oct 2016 *

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