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The Swegon blog – Everything about indoor climate

Our experts at Swegon have for years shared their knowledge and skills in the format of enlightening blog posts about ventilation, heating and cooling. With different angles of approach, a wide variety of indoor climate related topics have been presented and explained with sincere engagement and broadmindedness.

Below you find more than 100 blog posts, and we are constantly adding new ones, in our aspiration to build knowledge about indoor climate – within, as well as outside, the building industry. Click on the pre-set tags, or use the filter function under "Explore" to narrow down the number of posts to a selection that is relevant to your interest or that will give you new and useful insights.

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Steve Gore

Demystifying Fire Damper Classifications

Approved Document B defines Fire Resistance as the ability of a component or a building to satisfy, for a stated period of time, some or all of the appropriate criteria given in the relevant standard. The resistance is a measure of certain criteria such as resistance to fire penetration, and is …

Dave Harding

Selecting Fire Dampers for UK Hospital Projects

Fire dampers are essential for ensuring fire safety in healthcare premises, where the occupants may be vulnerable and dependent on the ventilation system. Over 40 years of product development has seen Swegon become a UK market leader for the manufacturing of Actionair fire, smoke and air control …

Steve Gore

Supporting Constructions for Fire Dampers - Pt.1

One of the most important considerations when installing fire dampers is their compatibility with the wall or floor construction they're being installed into, the size of the opening, and the type of penetration seal. Over this two-part blog, we will look at how supporting constructions are defined …

Steve Gore

What you need to know about successfully demonstrating damper compliance

Within Europe and the UK, fire dampers are covered by a harmonised product standard, which is EN15650:2010. There has been a requirement for damper manufacturers to comply with this standard since July 2013, when CE marking against the Construction Product Regulation came into effect.

Steve Gore

Smoke & Fire Damper Recap: Insights from 2022

Over the course of this year we have looked at different issues around Fire Dampers and Smoke Control Dampers. For this blog, I am going to summaries some of the issues as a recap.

Steve Gore

Fire Damper Separations, EXAPs and DIAPs.. What you need to know

The Field of Direct Application (DIAP) for Fire Dampers can be found in section 13 of EN 1366-2. There is a lot of useful information in regards to Fire Dampers in the DIAP. One section that generates a lot of questions is Section 13.6 Separation Distances.

Steve Gore

It's Never Just a Fire Test...

Certifying a Fire Damper is never just a test. Depending on the damper, the existing supporting test evidence, and the installation method that was tested, multiple tests may be needed to get the classification that is required.

Steve Gore

A Guide to Smoke Control Damper Classifications

In a previous blog article we looked at how a Fire Damper is classified, and how to interpret the classification. In this article we will look at how Smoke Control dampers are classified and how to interpret the classification.

Josh Emerson

Guide to Smoke Control Dampers & Fire Dampers...

This article focuses on providing a brief overview of the key functions, types and correct selection of fire and smoke dampers for ventilation systems to help to improve building safety.

Steve Gore

Damper Release Mechanisms

Different words are often used to describe the method of actuation of Fire Dampers. Very often words such as Automatic and Manual are used. ‘Automatic’ is used to describe a damper that has an actuator, and ‘manual’ being used to describe a damper that is activated by a mechanical device such as a …

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