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Buy CEN/TR SMOKE AND HEAT CONTROL SYSTEMS – PART 5 : GUIDELINES ON FUNCTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND CALCULATION. exhaust ventilation systems (published as CR ). Part 6: Specification for pressure differential systems — Kits. Part 7: Smoke control. Design approaches for smoke control. in atrium buildings. G 0 Hansell*, BSc, PhD, CEng, MCIBSE, AlFireE H P Morgan, BSc, CPhys, MlnstP, AlFireE.

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Channelling screens When the atrium has a plane f a p d e with no horizontal projections, the length of the plume is determined by the width of the opening through which the smoke is passing.

On each level there is a large area situated below each balcony. As the design procedures are of necessity simplified, it also gives their limitations so that, when necessary, a more detailed design by specialists can be carried out. Both the fully-involved large-opening fire and ventilation-controlled fire conditions will almost certainly produce 12110-5 from the opening into the atrium.

It is therefore likely that some of this guidance will need to be modified in the future, as the results of continued research become available. If screens activated by smoke detectors or as permanent features are hung down from the balcony edges, the region below each balcony can be turned into a ceiling reservoir.

In the circumstances of an atrium it is sometimes possible to use the buoyancy of the smoky gases themselves to create the desired depressurisation effects. Current advice regarding pressurisation system design33recommends a maximum pressure drop across a door of 60 Pa.

This 121011-5 that the life-safety measures required by legislation for most public and commercial buildings have been effective on the whole.

The use of a plenum chamber above a false ceiling Some designs have been seen in which dn space above the mainly solid false ceiling in a roof or above a balcony is used for the extraction of air for normal ventilation purposes.

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The minimum height of the smoke layer base in the room must be compatible with the openings on to the atrium, with the layer depth being no lower than the soffit of the opening Figure 9. Work by Morgan30 has shown that this depth can be calculated for unidirectional flow as follows: Any further attempt to increase the rate of extraction through that point merely serves to draw air into the orifice from below the smoke layer.


Note that the effect of sprinkler cooling is to reduce the heat flux Q, without significantly changing the mass flux. Thus the closer the screens may be installed to each other, the more the smoke base may be allowed to rise for the same heat flux. The surface of the plume in contact with the ambient atmosphere in the atrium will cause additional air to be entrainedI Figure 23 Throughflow ventilation of the atrium ’21 I into it Figure 24 a. As such, those graphs and tables it contains which are relevant to a particular design of building can be applied directly to that building; or the formulae cited can be used to apply the work to a broader range of circumstances.

Sprinkler systems vs smoke control: the EN approach – FMJ

Recent research32into the ability of people to move through an exit against an opposing airflow has shown that movement is not impeded for airspeeds below 5 ms-‘, and is not seriously impeded below 10 ms-‘ although some discomfort was reported at these higher airspeeds. In either case, the threat to means of escape which are either within the atrium or in spaces open 1. This can result in significant pressure differences appearing across any doors on the escape routes.

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I 7 b With high balcony 11 I. Size px x x x x The fire condition in the compartment the design fire should be specified, and the mass flux leaving through the compartment opening and any entrainment under the projecting balcony or canopy can be calculated as described in the first three sections of Chapter 3. This Report will only provide guidance for the design of smoke control systems for a fuel-bed-controlled eh in an office, and a fully-involved fire in a hotel bedroom.

A wide range of fires may potentially be adopted. If the fire can 1210-5 accidentally or deliberately vented externally then the threat to other levels via the atrium is greatly reduced. I11 Page iv Chapter 7 Atrium smoke layer temperature 44 Chapter 8 Additional design factors Atrium roof-mounted sprinkler systems Smoke detection systems in the atrium Pressurisation of stairwells and lobbies Air-conditioned atria Channelling screens and hybrid systems Wind-sensing devices and natural depressurisation 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 Appendix A Case history 48 Appendix B Users guide to BRE spill plume calculations Introduction Scenarios and assumptions Outline of procedure Detailed procedure 49 49 49 50 50 Nomenclature used in Appendix B 54 Acknowledgements 55 References 55 I 1!.


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As the two values are approximately similar and the demarcation between them uncertain, then the value for all large-space rooms is taken to 11201-5 0. Therefore if the extent of sprinkler coolirig is overestimated, the system could be underdesigned. An atrium can be defined as any space penetrating more than one storey of a building where the space 12110-5 fully or partially covered.

Recent experience of fires in atrium buildings in the has shown the problem of flame travel internally through the atrium to be minor in comparison to that of hot and toxic gases accumulating and building down in the atrium – spreading throughout the building and affecting escape routes.

There has been no readily usable guidance available to designers of atrium smoke control systems within the UK. Means of escape in case of fire was first introduced to the Building Regulations for England and Wales in This creates a large surface area for entrainment on both sides of the plume along its spill width Figure 24 bfor which reason they are also known as double-sided plumes.

Since there is no statistical data available on fires in sprinklered hotel bedrooms in the UK, any choice of design fire size will be subjective.

Being close, smoke issuing from such a compartment will deepen locally on meeting a transverse barrier. Sufficient air must enter the space 1210-5 the layer to replace the gases being removed from the layer, otherwise the smoke ventilation system will not work.

This accords to a face velocity across a rectangular inlet opening of about 6 ms-I. This condition is often known as ‘flashover’. We need your help! Sprinklers may also be required in other circumstances for insurance purposes. It follows from the foregoing that there is a strongly subjective element in assessing what fire size is acceptably infrequent for safety design purposes.