NRCC Experimental Fire Tower for Studies on Smoke Movement and Smoke Control in Tall Buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-512
Physical description61 p.
SubjectSmoke management
AbstractA national experimental facility , the NRC National Fire Laboratory (NFL) - formerly the Fire Research Field Station (FRFS) - was designed, constructed and instrumented for conducting large scale fire experiments.The laboratory consists of two major experimental facilities ; the burn hall and the 10-storey fire tower, which are interconnected by a service building. The fire tower is designed mainly for research on smoke movementand control methods in tall buildings. This report describes the fire tower, as part of the NFL, including the structure and layout, mechanical pressurization and exhaust systems, instrumentation and measuringtechniques, data acquisitian system, and the gas burner system used for fire simulation. The tower's research and development capabilities are also summarized.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-7002
NPARC number20338144
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-06-14
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