Security guidance equipments

Project No. FFFF 0208

Status:

completed 03/2003

Aims:

In case of fire, smoke reduces visibility/function of optical guidance equipment. Quantity, effect and parameters have to be established in order to carry out best practice.

Activities/Methods:

Development of measuring devices for analysing optical properties of smokes; experiments in laboratory and field; modelling calculations

Results:

Only a combination of bottom-near continous guiding lines in luminescent color with electrically from inside lighted signs in short distance (2 m) guarantees a safe guidance in rooms/escape ways under smoke.

Publications:

Finale report (in German) "Evaluierung von Sicherheitsleitsystemen in Rauchsituationen" (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Last Update:

12-Jan-2004

Project

Financed by:
  • Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Research institution(s):
  • Fachgebiet Lichttechnik der Technischen Universität Ilmenau
Branche(s):

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

Mechanische Gefährdungen, -Verschiedenes-

Catchwords:

Brand- und Explosionsschutz, Gefährdung durch Wahrnehmung, Handhabbarkeit, Beleuchtung

Description, key words:

smoke, guidance systems, safety