Q&A from 'ventilation solutions for overheated corridors' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 19/04/16 12:00

I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section during the recent webinar that I presented. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, Corridor ventilation, CPD

Q&A from 'smoke control versus pressurisation' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 16/02/16 12:00

I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section during the recent webinar that I presented. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

There is also a recording of the webinar available.

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Topics: Webinar, Pressurisation, Smoke shafts, CPD

Q&A from 'The general principles of smoke control' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 19/01/16 12:00

I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section during the recent webinar that I presented. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, CPD

Smoke and environmental ventilation of multi-storey buildings webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 09/12/14 11:30

At our recent webinar on smoke and environmental ventilation of multi-storey buildings using shafts, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Smoke shafts, CPD

General principles of smoke control webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 14/10/14 11:30

At our recent webinar on the general principles of smoke control, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Car Park Ventilation, CPD

Questions and Answers from our smoke and fire curtains webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 25/03/14 11:30

At Colt’s CPD accredited  smoke and fire curtains webinar, we received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end, which I would like to share.
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Topics: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Smoke ventilation, CPD, Curtains

Questions and answers from our 'Evaporative cooling for data centres' webinar

Posted by Laurence Cockman on 28/01/14 11:30

At our recent CPD accredited evaporative cooling webinar, I received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end. I would like to share my answers, which have been edited to make them clearer.

Q: How do you deal with freezing conditions?

A: During colder periods, where freezing outside conditions would be expected, the evaporative coolers would not be used, and they would have been earlier drained down and isolated as part of a winterisation process. This means that there is no chance of any water freezing inside the unit, as it contains no water.

Freezing conditions are then dealt with by carefully mixing quantities of that cooler outside air with warmer waste air from the IT equipment, therefore providing air at desirable conditions.

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Topics: Webinar, Climate Control, Evaporative cooling, Data Centre, CPD

Questions and answers from Paul Compton's 'Pressurisation systems in residential and commercial buildings' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 17/12/13 11:30

At Colt’s recent oversubscribed CPD accredited pressurisation webinar, we received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end. I’d like to share some of them. They are edited to make the questions clearer and to reduce my ramblings.

Q: Do all buildings that operate a stay put policy have to have a Class A pressurisation systems?

A: No, if you have a residential building then certainly in the UK that would normally have a stay put policy and, if you choose to have pressurisation, then it would be designed as a Class A system. In a residential building in theUKyou are permitted AOV or shaft systems instead so the fact that you have a stay put policy in a residential building doesn’t mean that you need pressurisation.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, Pressurisation, CPD

Dual ventilation in residential common corridors: an interesting solution

Posted by Paul Compton on 26/11/13 11:30

Overheating in common corridors in residential buildings has become an increasingly vexing problem, which can be addressed by using a two-shaft smoke control system for day-to-day ventilation. One of the major issues is how many floors we can ventilate concurrently while still achieving a reasonable air flow balance between floors.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, HVAC, Overheating, Corridor ventilation, CPD

Questions and answers from Conor Logan's Car Park Ventilation webinar

Posted by Conor Logan on 17/09/13 13:36

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Car Park Ventilation:  Q&A

First of all a big thank you to those who attended my webinar last Friday on 'Car Park Ventilation'. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, a recorded version is available here. Many questions were asked after the presentation and I decided to post them here for everybody’s benefit.

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Topics: Smoke Control, CFD, Smoke ventilation, Car Park Ventilation, CPD

Questions and answers from Paul Compton's webinar, “What are the design considerations when integrating smoke and fire curtains into a building?”

Posted by Paul Compton on 18/06/13 11:04

First of all a big thank you to those who attended my webinar last Friday on the above subject. If you missed it or would like to watch it again a recorded version is available here. Many questions were asked after the presentation and I decided to post the most interesting ones up here for everybody’s benefit.

Before I do, I confirm that the presentation I made has been CPD approved and if that you watch either the entire recorded or live version, you may request that we send you a CPD attendance certificate.

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Topics: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, CPD, Curtains

Questions and answers from Paul Compton's pressurisation webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 23/04/13 10:11

First of all a big thank you to those who attended my webinar last Friday on 'Pressurisation Systems in residential and commercial buildings'. If you missed it or would like to watch it again a recorded version is available here. Many questions were asked after the presentation and I decided to post the most interesting ones up here for everybody’s benefit.

Could a "pressure relief damper" or "air release" be fitted to an external window/fixed pane of glass at the end of a corridor?

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Topics: Webinar, Pressurisation, CPD