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Fire Hazards

  • Rosalie Wills
  • James A. MilkeEmail author
  • Sara Royle
  • Kristin Steranka
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Abstract

The fire resistance ratings of roofs may be altered when a PV system is introduced to the roofing assembly. The electrically charged components, including the modules and wiring, pose a fire hazard. If not handled properly, electrical charges can be discharged as sparks, which could initiate a fire. The high operating temperatures of the PV systems also could affect the fire growth rate in the event of a fire.

Keywords

Blind Spot Flame Spread Fire Danger Ground Fault American National Standard Institute 
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Copyright information

© Fire Protection Research Foundation 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalie Wills
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Royle
    • 1
  • Kristin Steranka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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