Smoke control - fire protection engineering, Other Engineering

Smoke control - fire protection engineering:

Smoke control is a complex subject and requires a course of at least one whole week to begin to understand how it is used in buildings and how it can usefully be inspected and checked.  This short section will give an indication of why smoke control is needed in some buildings, what it does and how it works.

There are different forms of smoke control. There are:

  • Car park ventilation
  • Staircase ventilation
  • Residential flat corridor ventilation
  • Atrium ventilation
  • Shopping mall ventilation
  • Pressure differential systems

These are the most common forms of smoke control.

Car park ventilation is necessary where the car park does not have open sides, for example, where it is underground.  Car parks require continuous ventilation to remove exhaust fumes, mainly Carbon Monoxide (CO).  They also need additional ventilation in case a fire occurs in the car park.       

Ceilings are generally very low and horizontal movement of smoke can be expected to be rapid.  Travel distances can be quite long and fire fighter access can be very difficult.  Therefore, if the car park does not have open sides, smoke extraction can be very beneficial for means of escape and for fire fighter access.

Posted Date: 10/22/2012 7:12:03 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Smoke control - fire protection engineering, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Smoke control - fire protection engineering, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Smoke control - fire protection engineering Discussions

Write discussion on Smoke control - fire protection engineering
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
bit reversed process 10 point dft

Ten projects only agricultural engineer will have say

i donot under stand about diod and transistor

Flow at low Mach number and zero incidence about M6 wing Results from FP were obtained corresponding to M ∞ = 0.2 and a = 0 and, as noted, with the input files generated by FP


briefly differenciate the moore & mealy machines

Calculating the thrust of the engine: When applying the above method to calculate the individual thrust loads on the various components it is assumed that the engine is static.

Continuity equation If we consider the machine to be an open-ended duct, we find that the mass flow per second will depend on the density of the fluid and the volume flowing

1. Indicate one method for alleviating each of the following problems associate incineration of municipal solid wastes (MSW). (a) Odors from the burning organics (b) Particulate

A steel cylinder 10 cm in diameter and 10 cm long is initially at 300 0C. it is immersed in an oil bath which is maintained at 40 0C, with h= 280 W/m2. 0C. Find the temperature at