The large number of footfalls in public buildings calls for the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategy to make sure that there is fast and effective evacuation for the occupants in case of a fire emergency, with the least smoke stagnation possible.

the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategy

Airport PTBs and Train Stations play a pivotal role when it comes to nation building. In recent times, the Government of India has fast tracked such projects as part of increasing India’s infrastructure capacity and owing to a rise in demand in travel, for both work and leisure. Until 2014, only 74 airports were operational in the country. By March 2023, the Government operationalised another 74 Airports/Helipads/Water Aerodromes, and has plans to take the number to 220. During the last 9 years, 11 more Greenfield Airports have been operationalized.

In 2023, over 327 million passengers passed through Indian airports, including close to 57 million international passengers. With travel booming post-Covid-19, and the demand for better connectivity across the country, including in tier-II and tier-III cities, many new Airports (both green- and brownfield), and large public infrastructure projects, including the much-awaited High-Speed Rail Network, are being built across India in a large way to facilitate future growth demand.

Safety & Security in Public Spaces

With this traffic set to grow, we will see heavy passenger movement with large crowds moving in and out of such public spaces, wherein safety and security will be a prime focus.

The system will allow for early detection and smoke ventilation of such large public spaces, by which the panic situation and the suffocation caused by inhaling smoke can be greatly reduced. Smoke also traps heat, and causes toxic gases to enter our system, causing difficulty in breathing and lowering visibility. In an emergency, it is therefore crucial for public buildings to have a robust smoke ventilation and clearance strategy.

Airports using similar systems in india

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, Manohar International Airport, Goa, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport T1A, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, Noida International Airport, Noida, Navi Mumbai International Airport, Navi Mumbai.

the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategyIn airports such as the new Mopa, Goa Airport, use of such ventilation stragery make it safer for the public. Maintenance is key to the smooth functioning of such systems and only the authorized OEMs must be given the contract to maintain the systems from the start.

Ventilation Systems

Given below is a mixed method of ventilation using Top Hung Make up Air Vents in Curtain Wall glazing along with Bottom Hung Smoke Vents or Roof Ventilation using hatches to remove the smoke in the incipient stages of the fire life cycle. These are highly effective when applied in Airports, Railway Stations, Concert Halls, Event Venues / Arenas, and in Large Public Infra Buildings.

the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategy

The use of make-up air vents in the glass facade allows the ingress of fresh air required as per calculations made using CFD modleling. Actuators and Compatable controls tested and certified as per EN are to be used only.

the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategy

Best Global Practice: Vents are to be tested to EN12101-02 along with all the necessary hardware and automation kit intact, thereby becoming a harmonised and #TestedSolution.

Smoke Hatches on the roof will allow the hot gasses and smoke to escape. Care is to be taken as to the sizing, quantiy, and placement of the vents and area of smoke exhaust, also known as the Geometric and/or Aerodynamic Free areas, whichever is applicable or asked for.

the most efficient smoke ventilation and control strategy

The vent, manufactured by Ventline, Dubai (our partner for Smoke Hatche and Louvers) with Actuators and Controls by us, tested as per EN standards.

The vent is to be furnished with such details, along with system tested to EN12101-02, including the motors which are to be used, providing a harmonised and #TestedSolution.

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