What are the main considerations when choosing the right smoke ventilation solution? This list helps you on your way. You are, of course, always welcome to contact us – we are happy to help.
Remember to find out about smoke ventilation legislation related to your building type. Please note that the same legislation does not necessarily apply to new-builds and renovation projects.
The configuration of the final solution depends on the size of the building, the number of smoke vents, the window actuator ampage requirements and the number of smoke zones/rooms.
The required opening area depends on the size of the building and usage category which can often be found in the fire strategy report. The opening area that can be achieved depends on the size of the vents, the stroke of the actuators and the overall number of openings in the building. The aerodynamic free opening area is shown on the smoke vent’s CE certificate.
The type of smoke vents (whether they are top-hung, bottom-hung, side hung, open outwards or inwards, etc.), brand/profile range, frame dimensions, frame weight and pitch of roof for skylights affect the choice of suitable actuator.
The choice of smoke control panel depends on the specific requirements of your building. For example, if you require several smoke ventilation groups, you should choose FlexiSmoke™, which is a modular panel, or connect several CompactSmoke™ panels in a master/slave connection.
Activation of the automatic smoke ventilation system (the smoke control panel) can be done with a signal from a separate alarm system, smoke detectors and/or manual break glass units.
If the system is to be used in a combination of smoke and comfort ventilation, you may need accessories such as room sensors (temperature, CO2 , humidity), and keypads.
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