Smoke Control Dampers - Application

Naturally, all projects have different requirements to fulfil and should be evaluated individually. Here we describe a very typical setup where we use a dedicated damper control panel, linked to the BMS, fire alarm or smoke detection system, to provide automatic activation (AA) of the smoke control dampers in accordance with the cause and effect. Each project differs and you should engage with specialists early on in the project to determine the ideal solution.

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Which damper should I choose?

Use this comparison table with key differences between Actionair dampers highlighted to help you select the right product.

  FireShield CSS SmokeShield SmokeCommand MCD
 
Ductwork compatibility Square/Rect, Flat Oval, Circular Circular Square/Rect, Flat Oval, Circular Square/Rectangular
Purpose Compartmentation Compartmentation Compartmentation Smoke Control
Product Standard EN 15650 EN 15650 EN 15650 EN 12101-8
EN 1366-2 'E' Fire Resistance Y Y Y Y
EN 1366-2 'S' Fire Resistance N Y Y Y
EN 1366-10 Smoke Control - - - Y
Damper Cycling for Smoke Control (HOT400/30) -

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- Y

What goes in a typical system?

Smoke Control Dampers

For smoke control, we typically recommend multiple compartment smoke control dampers are used in order to maintain compartmentation (or the fixed smoke extract path). In single compartments, you can use a single compartment damper. The HOT400/30 damper classification allows the damper cycle (adjust position) for up to 30 minutes at 400°C.

Damper Control Panel

In general, we recommend using a dedicated damper control panel, linked to the BMS, fire alarm or smoke detection system, to provide automatic activation (AA) of the smoke control dampers in accordance with the cause and effect. With HOT400/30 classified dampers a dedicated ‘Fireman’s Override Panel’ can be used to control the dampers to facilitate smoke clearance from other areas, typically this would be used for post-fire cold smoke clearance.

Fire Dampers

For fire dampers (EN 15650), we recommend using automatic ‘ES’ classified fire dampers for maintaining compartmentation, linked to the damper control system to minimise the spread of cold smoke, this is particularly important where sleeping risks are involved.

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