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Table 9 System-based sprinkler effectiveness studies which provide a direct estimate of sprinkler system effectiveness from past fires in sprinklered buildings

From: A review of sprinkler system effectiveness studies

Source

Country

Data collected from years

Building population/location

Number of events

Nominal reported effectiveness

(Tryon and McKinnon 1969)

US

1897-1924

United States

32778

95.8%

(Tryon and McKinnon 1969)

US

1925-1964

United States

75290

96.2%

(Hall 2006)

US

1999-2002

NFIRS 5.0 data

Not Reported

89%

(Hall 2007)

US

2002-2004

NFIRS 5.0 data

Not Reported

90%

(Hall 2010)

US

2003-2007

NFIRS 5.0 data

44310

91%

(Hall 2012)

US

2006-2010

NFIRS 5.0 data

47520

88%

(US Department of Energy 2004)

US

1955-2003

US DOE facilities

251

98.8%

(Miller 1974)

US

1970-1972

FM insured properties

1355

85%

(Powers 1979)

US

1969-1978

City of New York

5709

97.0%

(Taylor 1990)

US

1982-1986

US general office buildings

6400 per year

81.3%

(Linder 1993)

US

1988-1993

Industrial Risk Insurers

3446

94.9%

(Baldwin and North 1971)

UK

1967-1968

UK fire brigade data

619

94%

(Marryatt 1988)

Aus/NZ

1886-1986

Australia/New Zealand

9022

99.5%

(Frank et al. 2012)

NZ

2001-2010

New Zealand

1171

86%

(Juneja 2004)

Canada

1995-2002

Ontario Fire Marshal data

2536

70.1%

  1. Estimated.