Minimum Smoke-Layer Depth in Atrium Smoke Control

Klote, John H.
March 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Mar2009, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p32
The article offers information on the required minimum smoke-layer depth for the installation of atrium smoke-control systems in the U.S. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stresses that the minimum smoke-layer depth in buildings should be at least 20 percent of the floor-to ceiling height. It reveals that following the requirement will protect building occupants from smoke suffocation during fires.


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