Control of smoke in building fires

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Journal titleFire Technology
Pages281290; # of pages: 10
Subjectsmoke; fire safety; mechanical ventilation; design criteria; stack effect; buildings; Smoke management
AbstractThe author proposes that planners develop mechanical ventilation systems to maintain stairs and other emergency building exits smoke-free during a fire. To this end, a number of ancillary measures would be necessary. The author studies the use of the chimney effect to control smoke in the immediate vicinity of a fire. Other factors, such as wind and the chimney effect created by the heating of the building, could prevent the desired outcome. The article describes methods of surmounting these difficulties.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number9984
NPARC number20375695
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Record identifier38be857a-8185-4fdb-adcc-20541abd33af
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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