Smoke movement tests in a dwelling unit with a secondary suite

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Issue 297
Physical description65 p.
SubjectSmoke management
AbstractNRC-IRC undertook a project in 2007, on behalf of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to investigate smoke movement in a residential building with a secondary suite located in the basement. Seven full-scale experiments were conducted in a house provided by the City of Red Deer, Alberta. An area in the basement of the house was set up to represent a room in a secondary suite. The fire tests measured smoke movement to the main floor of the house as well as to a common entryway serving both the main and the secondary suite. A particular focus of the tests was the potential for smoke transport by an HVAC system that served both the primary and secondary suites.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number20761
NPARC number20374028
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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