A Review of Venting of Compartment Fires to Aid Firefighting

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20374238
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 627
Physical description7 p.
SubjectFire; Fire
AbstractIn a compartment fire, a layer of hot gases is gradually built up near the ceiling, increasing thermal radiation to combustibles below. The compartment will eventually be filled with smoke and hot gases, endangering person trapped inside and complicating the work of firefighters. Venting to assist firefighting is the planned removal of fire gases from a fire-involved structure and the replacement of these gases by cool air. This report describes the venting process, types of venting and the advantages and disadvantages of venting. It looks at current practices of venting by firefighters, as well as the result available on venting. It also recommends topics for future research.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number2427
NPARC number20374238
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Record created2012-07-23
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