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Information system for intelligent protection of earthquake-induced urban fires
Author(s): Gui-Zhong Qi; Dongliang Liu
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Paper Abstract

Besides the severe ground shaking, fires induced by earthquakes are usually the major causes of human casualties and properties losses. This paper presents a newly developed intelligent system, which can prevent ignition of fires and promptly report fires following earthquakes. The system consists of three key components: (1) a remote-controlled off/on valve for gas pipes to prevent the ignition of fires following earthquakes, (2) a cell-phone based wireless information unit to promptly report the fires if fires do occur, and (3) a central signal processing unit to analyze the fire data transferred and send the commands such as shut-off/reset-on of the valves through the wireless information unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4330, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434115
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Gui-Zhong Qi, InfraTech Inc. (United States)
Dongliang Liu, InfraTech Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4330:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu, Editor(s)

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