This one-day course includes design fires, smoke plume mechanics, and types of atrium smoke
control systems. The special topics of make-up air, minimum smoke layer depth, plug holing and
pre-stratification are addressed. Methods of analysis, including algebraic equations, zone fire
models, scale modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are discussed. Tenability
analysis is addressed. A case study of atrium smoke control is included.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the benefits of performance-based smoke evacuation.
- Demonstrate how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used in performance-based
fire protection designs to more accurately predict tenability and exhaust in atria.
- Review a prescriptive smoke exhaust calculation and identify shortcomings.
- Understand the design criteria and specific design objectives that must be met by smoke
management systems and develop suitable criteria.
FPEs, Code Officials, Plan Reviewers,
This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and mechanical engineers who design
smoke control systems. This seminar is for both beginning engineers and experienced engineers
who need to be up to date with the advances in this technology. The seminar will also be of
benefit to design project managers, manufacturers of equipment for air moving systems and code
officials who need an understanding of this technology. Experience level: Intermediate.
Participants should bring with them the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering (2012).
Participants will be assessed via a written test. A passing score of 70% is required to obtain a
Certificate of Completion.