Martin Linge Smoke Study

The objective of the smoke study was to investigate the effect of fire on the behaviour of the ventilation system and the risk that fire in one room might cause smoke to spread through the ventilation system and into other rooms.

Parts of the Martin Linge living quarters were modelled, including the respective ventilation. The ventilation system was modelled as a balanced system including fans and the use of fan curves. Fire scenarios were defined and experimental data was used to model the fires.

The results show the dynamics of the ventilation system with the effect of the respective fires for each case. Concentrations of smoke were extracted from the results and evaluated with respect to limits set by the Norwegian labour inspection authority.