Field tests on a staircase pressurization system installed in a commercial building

Wan Ki Chow, F. K. Wong, T. T. Lo, K. M. Lau

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This paper reports a series of field tests on the performance of a staircase pressurization system installed in a commercial building. The NBS/ASHRAE airflow network model proposed by Klote and Fothergill (1983) was used to simulate the system. After comparing the measured field test results with those simulated by the computer model, modification to the model is proposed. Finally, recommendations are proposed for improving the design of a smoke control system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Issue numberpt 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990
Event1990 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Technical and Symposium Papers - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 199013 Jun 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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