Field tests on a staircase pressurization system installed in a commercial building

W. K. CHOW, F. K. WONG, T. T. LO, Kam Mei Kammy LAU

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper reports a series of field tests on the performance of a staircase pressurization system installed in a commercial building. The NBS/ASHRAE airflow network model proposed by Klote and Fothergill (1983) was used to simulate the system. After comparing the measured field test results with those simulated by the computer model, modification to the model is proposed. Finally, recommendations are proposed for improving the design of a smoke control system. Copyright © 1990 ASHRAE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume96
Issue numberPt. 2
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Fingerprint

Pressurization
Smoke
Control systems

Citation

Chow, W. K., Wong, F. K., Lo, T. T., & Lau, K. M. (1990). Field tests on a staircase pressurization system installed in a commercial building. ASHRAE Transactions, 96(Pt. 2), 393-398.

Keywords

  • Site testing
  • Pressurised stairs
  • Commercial
  • Buildings
  • Performance
  • Air flow
  • Calculating
  • Comparing
  • Computers
  • Designing
  • Smoke ventilation