Smoke tests examine the effectiveness of and compliance with safety goals of existing or new extraction installations on their completion.

For our experiments we use a test facility developed and patented on the basis of specifications taken from vfdb guidelines (German Association for the Promotion of Fire Protection) or VDI (Association of German Engineers) directive 6019.

With our mobile facility for smoke experiments, calibrated at Brunswick Technical University, fire scenarios of different magnitudes may be scaled and represented.

With the help of laws of similarity, rates of energy release of the test unit may be transferred to authentic fire scenarios. That is why experiments may be carried out in finished inside rooms without critical temperatures affecting any building elements or the facility.


Smoke test at the Elbphilharmonie