Fire Smoke Dampers: Prevent Occupants from Getting the Shaft

Gissel, Marty
April 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2008 Supplement, Vol. 80, p18
The article discusses the use of fire smoke dampers to protect duct and air transfer openings through shaft enclosure. It says that shaft enclosures in multi-story building solve the trouble of how to get utilities from floor to floor. It cites that there are several factors on how a fire smoke damper responds to a fire, whether the building is designed with a mechanical system or a passive smoke control system


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