Essential Life Safety Equipment
To correctly control the spread of smoke through the HVAC system, the specifier should create a design using Fire Dampers and Smoke Control Dampers in the correct location. The functions of the two types of damper are outlined below.
In an emergency, fire dampers failsafe to the closed position, containing the smoke and fire, prevent their spread through the ducting and maintaining compartmentation.
Smoke Control Dampers
Smoke Control Dampers will drive open or drive closed, without a failsafe position. They are usually connected to the smoke detection system or BMS, often via a dedicated damper control system. The specifier's cause and effect should detail the damper behaviour to contain or extract smoke in the event of a fire.
Three things you need to deliver a smoke damper solution
Collaboration with all parties is the key to getting a smoke control strategy that works for the building in question. The combination of three ingredients - a solid project team, world-class products and up-to-date knowledge will help you get it right. Take a look at our three key things you need to deliver a good smoke control solution...Read more