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Smoke extraction systems

Smoke extraction systems

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Smoke control is a complex process involving smoke extraction and fresh air supply by the supply and extract ventilation system of buildings in order to ensure safe evacuation of people in case of a fire in any of the spaces.

Ventilation systems for underroof parking are designed to ensure the most important functions. Such systems are designed to protect people escaping fire through the evacuation routes against hazardous fire factors by extracting harmful combustion products and preventing their spreading in the air.

According to conclusive evidence the majority of mortalities in a fire are caused by poisoning from carbon monoxide and other combustion products. Carbon monoxide is one of the most toxic smoke components. It is carbon monoxide poisoning that accounts for 80 % the fire accident causes. Fires in closed spaces where oxygen supply is limited are especially prone to intensive carbon monoxide generation.

Smoke is able to cause loss of consciousness and cardiac standstill before a person may leave a house on fire. Jet ventilation system is the most suitable and safe ventilation solution for modern underground parkings. Arrangement of such ventilation requires no ductwork layout, thus the involved mounting expenses are reducted by 45 %. The energy losses caused by aerodynamic resistance in the air ducts are also reduced. The jet ventilation system design requires no complicated annual cleaning of the ductworks, thus reducing the maintenance costs by 35-40 %.

Impurity content in the air [mg/m3] and health effect

Influence   СО   SО2 NOx
No marked effect in case of exposure for several hours   115   6 15
Symptoms of light poisoning or mucous membrane irritation in 2-3 hours   115…575   130 20
Poisoning in 30 minutes   2300…3500   210…400 100
Life hazard even if short-term exposure   5700   1600 150
Content, volume in %   Petrol type   Diesel type
N2   74-77   76-78
O2   0,3-0,8   2,0-18,0
H2O (vapours)   3,0-5,5   0,5-4,0
CO2   0,0-16,0   1,0-10,0
CO*   0,1-5,0   0,01-0,5
Nitrogen oxide*   0,0-0,8   0,0002-0,5000
Hydrocarbons*   0,2-3,0   0,09-0,500
Aldehydes*   0,0-0,2   0,001-0,009
Soot g/m3   0,0-0,04   0,01-1,10
Benzpyrene – 3.4 g/m3   10-20 x 10 ˉ6   10 x 10 ˉ6


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