TITLE

Fire and Smoke Damper Trade-Offs -- At What Cost?

AUTHOR(S)
Lovell, Vickie J.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2007 Supplement, Vol. 79, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers tips for enhancing the features of automatic fire sprinklers. An overview was given on how the concept of trade-offs governed the International Building Code (IBC) in setting up fire safety devices. Comment showed that the problem arises when built-in fire safety systems were eliminated to offset installation of fire sprinkler systems. The move to install fire and smoke dampers in building code provisions as an added safety measure to faulty existing fire sprinklers is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
27437556

 

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