Post installation real fire cold smoke and hot smoke trials
It is possible to test the Induction ventilation system after installation in various ways.
The simplest test uses cold smoke. A smoke machine will be set up at the most critical locations and will pollute the area with smoke for a pre-set time. The ventilation system will be activated and evaluated to ensure it removes the smoke within a set time. Using cold smoke can also identify any blind spots within the system.
SMALL TRAY FIRE
This test cannot evaluate the thermodynamic influences but these can be partly reproduced when cold smoke is combined with a small tray fire test.
REAL VEHICLE FIRE
The most reliable test would obviously be when using real cars. However, this test is rather expensive, dangerous and can possibly harm the building. The thermodynamic influences are nonetheless fully present.
The results of a cold smoke test even using a small tray fire to aid the simulation can differ dramatically when compared to a real vehicle fire.
Finally there is the hot smoke test. HC PS have carried out these tests successfully for a number of years . The thermodynamic
influences are fully visible but the test will not harm the building as a clean alcohol based fire is used.