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1. Study of the Impact of Operation Distance of Outdoor Portable Generators under Different Weather Conditions
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/13/2014
Authors: Leon Wang, Steven J Emmerich, Cheng-Chun Lin
Abstract: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that up to half of non-fatal monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents during the hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005 involved generators operated outdoors but within seven feet of the hom ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910891

2. Carbon Monoxide Exposure from Portable Generators
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily, Liangzhu Wang
Abstract: Serious concerns exist about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects. As of April 23, 2013 and as shown in Figure 1, the U.S ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916491

3. Development of a Test Method to Determine Carbon Monoxide Emission Rates from Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1834
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is considering developing a performance standard to address the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline engine-powered generators that result in death ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916137

4. Selected Laboratory and Measurement Practices and Procedures for Length Calibrations (2014 Ed)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8028
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/22/2014
Authors: Jose Anibal Torres-Ferrer, Georgia L Harris
Abstract: This publication contains good measurement practices and standard operating procedures for length calibrations as performed in state weights and measures laboratories. It contains previously published materials from NIST Handbook 145 (1986).
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917404

5. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Analyses in Support of Emission Rate Limits for Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1846
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and others are concerned about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916494

6. Proceedings of the Measurement Science for Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing Workshop Volume II. Presentations
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Bilal Ayyub, Gerald Galloway, Richard Wright
Abstract: This report documents the effort launched by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop, organize, and convene a workshop on sustainability to promote the adoption and use of sustainable construction and manufacturing and gu ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917458

7. Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Evaluation in a Low Rician K-Factor Reverberation-Chamber Environment
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/15/2014
Authors: Chih-Ming Wang, Catherine A Remley, Ansgar T. Kirk, Ryan J. Pirkl, Christopher L Holloway, Dylan F Williams, Paul D Hale
Abstract: In this paper we study statistical methods for estimating the Rician K-factor when this parameter is small. A fiducial approach for making statistical inference on the K-factor is discussed. The approach requires a Monte Carlo method to compute the u ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914638

8. Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1848
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/8/2014
Authors: Piotr A Domanski, Hugh Henderson, William V Payne
Abstract: Numerous studies and surveys indicated that typically-installed HVAC equipment operates inefficiently and wastes considerable energy due to different installation errors (faults), e.g., improper refrigerant charge, incorrect airflow, oversized eq ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916511

9. Economic Impact of Improved Service-Life Prediction for Seams in Low-Slope EPDM Roofing
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: In the early part of the 1970's built-up-roofing dominated the U.S. membrane roofing industry. It was estimated that 10 to 15 percent of these roofs failed, but by the late 1980's new membranes were being rapidly adopted. Among them, EPDM (ethylene-p ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915725

10. A Proposed Interim Check for Field Testing a Laser Tracker‰s 3-D Length Measurement Capability Using a Calibrated Scale Bar as a Reference Artifact
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8016
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Authors: Vincent D Lee, Christopher J Blackburn, Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Daniel S Sawyer, Mark Meuret, Aaron Hudlemeyer
Abstract: This paper describes a proposed interim check for field testing a laser tracker‰s 3-D length measurement capability using a calibrated scale bar as a reference artifact. The tests described here are constructed to be sensitive to uncompensated error ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916126



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