Damper Leakage Rates -- More Important Than Ever

Knapp, John
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2007 Supplement, Vol. 79, p19
The article discusses the guidelines for specifying damper performance. The author asserts that heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) dampers are an important feature in fire control systems which is why damper leakage rates are vital information to building code experts. Specific focus is given on the nature of leakage and pressure, seal test performance based on standard 500-D of the Air Movement & Control Association and damper classification data. Leakage class data for the Air Movement & Control Association and UL 555S is analyzed.


Related Articles

  • INDUSTRIAL-SIZE FIRE PROTECTION. Sincaglia, Paul // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Mar2010, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p26 

    The article discusses the significance of the fire and life safety systems for industrial occupancies in the U.S. It states that fire protection engineers must become familiar with the idiosyncrasies of industrial fire safety design to ensure that the facility is adequately protected. It...

  • LARGE FIREWALL PANELS PASS THE TEST. Cooke, Gordon // Fire Safety Engineering;May2005, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p33 

    The article focuses on key points in the development of a professional assessment of firewall panels. Fire resistance tests according to BS 476 Part 11 can only be made in enclosed furnaces and the maximum size furnace available in Great Britain will only accommodate a 3m square partition wall...

  • Safety First. Suttell, Robin // Buildings;May2003, Vol. 97 Issue 5, p32 

    Suggests ways of developing fire and life safety plan for building. Importance of employee training in a plan; Complexity of fire and life safety planning; Details of a fatal inferno incident at a Rhode Island nightclub that brought to light the hazards of fires and other non-terrorist-related...

  • ROOM FOR MANOEUVRE. Berry, Dave // Fire Safety Engineering;Sep2009, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p13 

    The article offers information on the technical guidance of fire prevention in buildings in Great Britain. It mentions that majority of new and changed buildings follow the prescriptive guidance. It notes the need for guidance which offers a structured approach to risk-based design. It is stated...

  • SMOKE AND FIRE BARRIERS. Harris, Geoff // Fire Safety Engineering;May2005, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p28 

    The article presents information on new active smoke and fire barriers. The best way to prevent the spread of fire is by compartmentation of the building. Over the last half century the conceptual requirements for buildings have changed beyond recognition. Technological advances have fueled a...

  • Striking a balance between passive and active fire protection. DONOHUE, SEAN S. // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Mar2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p46 

    The article discusses the importance for engineers to implement passive protection system to reduce the risks of fire exposures in buildings in the U.S. It notes the requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) when designing new buildings to ensure their active fire protection in...

  • Deep in the Heart of Texas. Linberg, Randy // Buildings;May2004, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p24 

    Provides information on the fire protection system at Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Capabilities of the hotel's life-safety system provided by Siemens Building Technology; Features of the hotel; Components of the system. INSET: Teamwork Works!.

  • Fire Inspections Helpful or Intrusions? Sheehan, Patrick // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p44 

    The article offers advice on conducting fire inspections. Positive attitude on the part of the property owner is essential in good fire prevention. A good inspector should be willing to explain the value of any section of the fire code. Relationship with local building officials is essential in...

  • Who puts the 'safety' into fire safety engineering? Wood, Mike // Fire Safety Engineering;Feb2006, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p15 

    The article presents the views of the author concerning issues on fire prevention. It is believed that the fire safety engineers have the responsibility to take in the manufacturing of fire fighting equipment. Fire safety engineering needs to focus on product technology, performance and failure...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics