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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 13.7 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.

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 …

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 …

Peter Faruqi Nicholas

Smoke Control Dampers – The Road to CE Compliance

Selecting a smoke damper for a London basement was a simple task when I started working at Actionair 6 years ago. The damper was selected to provide smoke control for 2 hours at 300oc. They were always provided with a thermally protected actuator, and could be mounted in a myriad of different …

Josh Emerson

A short guide to smoke/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. 

Josh Emerson

Are you maintaining your life safety dampers correctly?

The testing and maintenance of HVAC equipment, particularly fire and smoke dampers, has become an area within the HVAC industry that has been under the spotlight due to changing legislation in recent years. Swegon are able to help you to ensure that you have all the necessary tools and information …

Andrew Collard

Three things you need to deliver a good smoke damper solution

Collaboration with all parties is the key to getting a smoke control strategy that works for the building in question. The combination of three ingredients - a solid project team, world-class products and up-to-date knowledge will help you get it right. Take a look at our three key things you need …