Practical Applications of Smoke-Control Systems

Practical Applications of Smoke-Control Systems

Four basic design methods to help prevent smoke migration and maintain a tenable environment for occupants

Design criteria for smoke-control systems have changed over the years. Instead of ventilating an affected area, smoke-control systems now must prevent the spread of smoke to non-affected areas and/or provide a tenable environment in the area of incident. How effective are current smoke-control systems? Can building-code requirements for smoke-control systems be met reasonably? How can applications not described in building codes be addressed?

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