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Snersrud, D. O. & Østnor, A. (2024). Feiing av ildsteder.
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2024 (Norwegian)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sweeping of fireplaces The aim of the study is to obtain a data and knowledge base to provide an overview of how sweeping of fireplaces should be regulated, as well as mapping how chimney and fire place sweeping is regulated in other European countries, above all the Nordic and Baltic countries. Furthermore, it is desirable to look at existing research and investigate to which extent sweeping of fireplace will have a fire preventive effect. A literature review was carried out, searching for existing research that could be used to determine what should be viewed as best practice. In the literature review it became clear that sweeping of fireplaces is a topic with limited attention, and the literature was therefore insufficient, and no conclusion could be drawn based on this. Through contact with professional networks, a project carried out by the local sweeping service in Trondheim was found, which shed light on how sweeping of fireplaces affects the energy efficiency of a stove. If soot builds up on the inside of the fireplace, this will insulate the fireplace which in turn yields a lower energy output to the room. Another possible result of the insulating property of the soot is that the combustion takes place at a higher temperature, which makes the combustion cleaner and more complete, which in turn reduces the number of combustible particles in the smoke ducts. Without further testing, it is difficult to say whether the sum of these effects is positive or negative for the overall fire safety of the system. Through contact with professional personnel experience-based issues have been discussed from a fire technical point of view. This involves issues such as: - Incorrect handling of the fire place and user habits - Sweeping and energy efficiency A literature review has been carried out on combustion products produced under different combustion conditions. Furthermore, it has been identified that the part of the combustion products that pose the greatest risk of starting chimney fires is the organic carbon particles. These are produced at a low combustion temperature or during low-oxygen combustion. For obtaining optimal combustion from a fire technical perspective, correct handling of the fire place and good user habits are important. Based on the limited existing research, it is difficult to provide a conclusion on whether sweeping of fireplaces will have a fire preventive effect. In order to determine this, it is necessary to perform research focusing on this topic.

p. 30
RISE Rapport ; 2024:1
Safety, fire, chimney fire, fire place, sweeping sikkerhet, brann, sotbrann, ildsted, feiing
National Category
Civil Engineering
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-71369 (URN)978-91-89896-40-6 (ISBN)

Dette prosjektet er finansiert av Direktoratet for samfunnssikkerhet og beredskap (DSB) og Direktoratet for byggkvalitet (DiBK) som en del av prosjektporteføljen under forskningsavtalen mellom DSB og RISE Fire Research.

Available from: 2024-01-25 Created: 2024-01-25 Last updated: 2024-05-22Bibliographically approved
Sanfeliu Meliá, C., Snersrud, D. O., Ståle Ertesvåg, I., Fjellgaard Mikalsen, R. & Sarp Arsava, K. (2022). FRIC webinar: Smoldering.
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2022 (English)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Natural Sciences
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-59176 (URN)


ID nummer: FRIC webinar D2.2-2022.03

Available from: 2022-05-05 Created: 2022-05-05 Last updated: 2024-05-22Bibliographically approved

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