Practical Applications of Smoke-Control Systems

Vaughn, Allyn J.; Geinzer, Brad R.
March 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Mar2010, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p40
The article talks about the practical design applications of smoke-control systems, the building-code requirements application, and the ways to adapt a design to satisfy building-code intent. An overview of the smoke-control requirements in providing exhaust rate to ventilate a space and its development is presented. It discusses the four basic design methods which include pressurization, passive, airflow, and exhaust methods in preventing smoke migration and maintain tenable environment.


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