The performance of a vestibule pressurization system for the protection of escape routes of a 17-storey hotel

Download
  1. (PDF, 1 MB)
  2. Get@NRC: The performance of a vestibule pressurization system for the protection of escape routes of a 17-storey hotel (Opens in a new window)
AuthorSearch for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume86
Issue1
Pages593603; # of pages: 11
Subjectsmoke; vestibules; pressurization; high rise buildings; ventilation; Human behaviour; fumee; hall d'entree; pressurisation; construction elevee; ventilation
AbstractTests were conducted in winter on the mechanical vestibule protection system of a seventeen-story apartment hotel tower situated in Ottawa and built in 1974. The system was designed to protect from smoke contamination a stair shaft and a two-car elevator shaft located at one end of a corridor. The performance of the protection system was evaluated by measuring air flow and pressure with a view to drawing diagrams of pressure and air flow patterns in the building that could be used to predict the probable behaviour of smoke during a fire. The tests indicated that the vestibule pressurization system would provide effective protection against smoke contamination of the elevator and stair shafts.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NotePresented at the 1980 ASHRAE Semiannual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Feb 3-7, 1980
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-954
NRC number19017
3914
NPARC number20375354
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierfbb74713-12fb-457f-a764-3a1de22fd2ba
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)