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Fire Simulation Equipment

Fire and smoke management scenarios require test equipments being adaptable to the case under consideration, see e. g. VDI 6019 part 1. The VDI guideline describes in part 1 fire simulation equipement developed by I.F.I. a special feature of which is the possibility of simulating growing fires. Due to the possiblility of simulating realistic heat release/time and fire area/time curves smoke control systems may be investigated and response times of fire detection systems may be determined under realistic boundary layer conditions. The heat output of all I.F.I. fire simulation systems is completely controlled and the fire can be terminated at any time without delay. The fire simulation is completely free of soot particles. Smoke gases are made visible using fog and smoke particles causing no health risk

Fire simulation leading to equivalent plume forces, however, with relative small heat release, is used when investigating the smoke control system in rooms up to a height of approximately 4 m.

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Fire simulations with large thermal heat release (up to approximately 1.5 MW) may be used for commissioning tests in rooms and atria of large height, sports arenas or fair halls.

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To simulate fires, e. g. in tunnels, a special fire simulation car has been prepared for a heat release of up to 8 MW. 

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Smoke tests are used to simulate smoke flows in buildings without modelling the thermal properties of the fire realistically. Such tests may be used, e. g. for evacuation studies.

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