Special &
In situ Tests

The role of the ventilation systems is to control the air quality in the building and to remove smoke and heat in the event of a fire.
After a fire starts, it is essential to ensure the correct functioning of the equipment used to carry out the procedures required to evacuate the occupants to safety.
In this context, the in situ tests makes it possible to ensure the performance and effectiveness of the means as they are implemented in the building.

Fire tests and in situ airflow measurements.

Benefits from the expertise of the Fire Testing Centre in the field of fire tests and in situ ventilation measurements are to assess the performance of your ventilation and smoke control systems in the field.

In situ testing is an important means of validating both the characteristics and the implementation of installations. They play an effective role in demonstrating the safety level of the structures.

Specific thermo-aerodynamic metrology associated with the tests makes it possible to obtain quantified results for an objective evaluation of the obtained performances.

The use of controlled smoke and heat generation allows to directly visualise and observe flows representative of the simulated fire situation.

The smoke generation techniques used must be appropriate for the type of structure and the smoke control strategy (amount of smoke generated, the heat released, smoke temperature, degree of soiling, etc.).

The tests are accompanied by an expert assessment of the results obtained to conclude on the effectiveness of the tested ventilation system.


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General comments

A particular application of in situ testing: safety drills.

Security practitioners must be prepared for any event and regular security drills are an excellent way to maintain their ability to respond effectively.

For fire drills, the generation of smoke and heat provides a high degree of real condition, allowing participants to be placed in conditions very close to those they might face in a fire.

Carrying out each safety drill involves defining the scenario that will be played, as well as analysing all the results obtained (exercise conditions, participant interviews, organisation, set-up, etc.).

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