The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings

James McGonigal, Iain Sanderson

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Abstract

This paper introduces the potential negative impact on smoke control pressurization systems for maintaining fire safety levels within buildings, caused by making buildings more air tight by reducing air leakage paths within them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationINTERFLAM 2019
Pages2191-2199
Number of pages9
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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Tall buildings
Pressurization
Leakage (fluid)
Air
Smoke
Fires

Keywords

  • fire
  • smoke control
  • pressurization systems
  • tall buildings

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McGonigal, J., & Sanderson, I. (2019). The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire Science and Engineering: INTERFLAM 2019 (Vol. 2, pp. 2191-2199)
McGonigal, James ; Sanderson, Iain. / The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire Science and Engineering: INTERFLAM 2019. Vol. 2 2019. pp. 2191-2199
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The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings. / McGonigal, James; Sanderson, Iain.

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire Science and Engineering: INTERFLAM 2019. Vol. 2 2019. p. 2191-2199.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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McGonigal J, Sanderson I. The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire Science and Engineering: INTERFLAM 2019. Vol. 2. 2019. p. 2191-2199