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Evacuation Modelling and Smoke Management Strategies in Rapid Transit Facilities

Emergency ventilation in rapid transit stations presents interesting design challenges to fire protection engineers due to the wide range of station design characteristics and complexity of the analysis that is conducted. Requirements governing the design of these systems are addressed by various codes and standards, such as NFPA 130, and through this regulatory framework the performance of the system is required to be evaluated using engineering analysis.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:30
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Traditional and Modern Firewalls in Construction

The traditional role of firewalls was to establish fire divisions designed to restrict fire to one division with no attempts to extinguish the fire.

Two strategies were generally available to establish fire divisions:

  • Spatial separation
  • Firewalls

Firewall construction was typically of masonry construction in order to prevent penetration by falling debris arising from adjacent collapsing construction.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 17:30
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Reliability of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

The performance results of automatic sprinkler systems was published annually by NFPA up until the 1970s and are often used to quote the expected performance of systems today.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:30
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Use and Construction of Austrian Masonry Heaters – Back to the Future

Designs of conventional open solid fuel burning fire places vary; these devices are primitive in terms of efficiency and heat transfer and comfort and result in negative impacts to local air quality, yet remain widely in use.  The majority of municipalities will no longer permit the construction of these primitive heating devices.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 17:30
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Fire Protection in Power Generation Facilities

Fire Protection and Loss Control in Power Generation Facilities:

 

Power generation facilities vary significantly depending on the mode of Power Generation. For instance, they may be nuclear, hydro-electric, steam powered turbo-generators or wind or tide powered with or without interconnection with private and public utility grids. A combination of facilities is relatively common on large sites.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:30
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