Research facilities outfitted with special functionality

Campus layout drawing
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Overall view of the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD)
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1.Main building

This building houses the NRIFD’s overall administrative functions as well as the Fire Investigation Office, the research profile corner, a large conference room for holding workshops, and other vital functions.


2.Information administration building

This building houses facilities for satellite communication with the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and local public organizations.

3.Hydraulic power and machinery research building

This building houses facilities for conducting research on firefighting rescue equipment and disaster prevention technology for use during earthquakes and other disasters.

4.Material research building

This building houses equipment, workrooms and facilities for carrying out research on hazardous materials, as well as equipment and materials for firefighting.

5.Disaster prevention test building

This building houses a multipurpose area in which a wide variety of small-scale experiments can be performed, including vibration experiments.

6.Residential fire research building

This building houses facilities for conducting research on structural fires, including fire detection, smoke flow, and evacuation guidance, as well as facilities for fire cause investigations.

Equipment in the facility

  • Radio-wave anechoic chamber
    This facility is for testing whether electronic devices,such as fire detectors,will operate normally even when exposed to storing electromagnetic radiation.
    *Electromagnetic wave bandwidth: 150MHz to 30GHz
    *Internal dimensions:7 x 3 x 2 m (W x D x H)

7.Large fire test building

This building houses facilities for conducting fire and combustion experiments indoors. The soot and smoke emitted during these experiments can be processed using an electrostatic precipitator.

Equipment in the facility

  • Primary experimental area:24 x 23 x 20 m (W x D x H)
  • VR(virtual reality) room
    This facility simulates a fire using 3D imagery projected by a 150-inch LCD projector, heat, smoke, etc.

8.Material safety research building

This building houses facilities for researching the safety of chemical materials, such as hazardous materials and flame-retardant materials, and analyzing the gases produced by combustion. These facilities include, among other things, a thermal mannequin system, a fireproof laboratory, and an explosion-proof laboratory.

Equipment in the facility

  • Steel-made explosion proof vessel
    This equipment is used for explosion experiments on hazardous materials.
  • Automatic pressure tracking adiabatic calorimeter(APTAC)
    This equipment is used for the evalution of thermal hazards of chemical substances in the condition without the heat losses from the sample container to surroundings.
  • Thermal mannequin system
    This system is used in tests for assessing the heat resistance of firefighting clothing.

9.Fire extinguishing research building

This building houses a large experimental area equipped with exhaust smoke treatment facilities for performing indoor fire experiments, for example in an atrium. With its large blower, it also allows for experiments on how fire spreads in windy conditions.

Equipment in the facility

  • Primary experimental area:25 x 25 x 22 m (W x D x H)
  • Secondary experiment area:14 x 14 x 12 m (W x D x H)

10.Combustion test building

This building is for performing simulations of fires in special areas and confined spaces, such as subway facilities.

Others

Exhaust smoke treatment equipment

This environmentally friendly equipment treats the exhaust smoke generated by combustion experiments,etc.

  • Large fire experimental building
    Exhaust smoke treatment capacity:45,000㎥/h x 4
  • Residential fire research building
    Exhaust smoke treatment capacity:2,220㎥/h
  • Fire extinguishing research building
    Exhaust smoke treatment capacity:90,000㎥/h x 1, Exhaust smoke treatment capacity:30,000㎥/h x 1