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A Study on the Risk of Electric Shock from the Sprayed Water for Fire Suppression of the PV Installed Building
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 28, Issue 6,  2014, pp.47-51
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2014.28.6.047
 Title & Authors
A Study on the Risk of Electric Shock from the Sprayed Water for Fire Suppression of the PV Installed Building
Kim, Jinsun; Kwon, Seong-Pil;
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In this study we investigated the risk of electric shock and the possibility of current flow from the sprayed water when fire took place in a photovoltaic (PV) installed building. The sprayed water was analysed by using a mathematical model, a water spray system for water conductivity was made. With changing the initial water flow rate the water resistance was measured, and compared with the numerically expected value. As the experimental and numerical computing result, we were able to define the requirements that must be considered in the fire of PV systems.
PV systems;Water conductivity;Electric shock;Water trajectory length;
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