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Developments in positive pressure ventilation

Svensson, Stefan LU and Kerber, Stephen (2010) International conference on Fire Science and Engineering Interflam 2010 In Interflam 2010 1. p.905-905
Abstract (Swedish)
Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has been used by the fire service for a number of years as a procedure to remove smoke and hot gases from a building on fire. PPV is a procedure where air is pushed into a building exposed to fire with the help of fans, consequently pushing hot air and smoke out of the building. This paper summarizes a large number of studies on PPV, draws conclusions from these studies and suggests further work in the area of safe fire attack involving PPV. Such work includes investigating impact of various wind conditions, flow path from inlets to exhausts, risk of unintentional fire spread, and combination of fire suppression efforts with PPV. Also, developing standards for testing and evaluating PPV are greatly... (More)
Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has been used by the fire service for a number of years as a procedure to remove smoke and hot gases from a building on fire. PPV is a procedure where air is pushed into a building exposed to fire with the help of fans, consequently pushing hot air and smoke out of the building. This paper summarizes a large number of studies on PPV, draws conclusions from these studies and suggests further work in the area of safe fire attack involving PPV. Such work includes investigating impact of various wind conditions, flow path from inlets to exhausts, risk of unintentional fire spread, and combination of fire suppression efforts with PPV. Also, developing standards for testing and evaluating PPV are greatly needed as well as developing field guides for the safe use of PPV during fire fighting operations. (Less)
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positive pressure ventilation, fire service, firefighting, tactics
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912 pages
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Interscience Communications Ltd
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International conference on Fire Science and Engineering Interflam 2010
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  abstract     = {Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has been used by the fire service for a number of years as a procedure to remove smoke and hot gases from a building on fire. PPV is a procedure where air is pushed into a building exposed to fire with the help of fans, consequently pushing hot air and smoke out of the building. This paper summarizes a large number of studies on PPV, draws conclusions from these studies and suggests further work in the area of safe fire attack involving PPV. Such work includes investigating impact of various wind conditions, flow path from inlets to exhausts, risk of unintentional fire spread, and combination of fire suppression efforts with PPV. Also, developing standards for testing and evaluating PPV are greatly needed as well as developing field guides for the safe use of PPV during fire fighting operations.},
  author       = {Svensson, Stefan and Kerber, Stephen},
  booktitle    = {Interflam 2010},
  isbn         = {978-0-9556548-7-9},
  keyword      = {positive pressure ventilation,fire service,firefighting,tactics},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {905--905},
  publisher    = {Interscience Communications Ltd},
  title        = {Developments in positive pressure ventilation},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2010},
}