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Fire suppression systems

From: Jane Eagan <jane.eagan<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Queen's College, University Of Oxford, UK, is planning the
construction of a new library extension to house circulating library
material and to provide a secure store and reading room for rare
books/archives.

We are currently considering the benefits of different fire
suppression systems in this new underground space which will include
areas for undergraduate readers with 24/7 access, library and
archive staff, and invigilated readers of special collections
material.

We would be grateful for any comments on water-mist versus gas
suppression systems, particularly in the context of an underground
building and secure store for rare material on compact shelving.

Jane Eagan
Head Conservator
Oxford Conservation Consortium
Grove Cottage, St Cross Road
Oxford OX2 6JG
UK
+44 1865 271520


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