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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Fire Prevention and Control Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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ContributionsUnited States. National Fire Prevention and Control Administration.
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Paginationiii, 9 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL15250179M

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Full text of "Smoke control as a part of building fire protection" See other formats ^Efcucii AS A PART OF BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION Summary Minutes of Seminar on May 3, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Fire Prevention and Control Administration Washington, D.C. MEMBERSHIP OF NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ADMINISTRATION'S . There are, as one may expect, a variety of types of smoke-control systems. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 92A and 92B cover all requirements for all types of smoke-control applications. Some building-system manufacturers produce other resources that help to understand the various applications.   “Today, buildings are mainly using a stairwell pressurized only smoke control system, and the other main form would be used for malls or atriums, where you generally have three stories or more open to each other through a common communicating space,” says Chris Leaver, Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Summit Fire Consulting in St. Paul, MN. Choosing the right fire rated ductwork is difficult due to complexity of the duct construction (passing through different fire compartments), function of the system in the ambient and fire conditions.. Promat offers a wide range of solutions for both ventilation and smoke extraction – for different operating pressures, sizes, orientations, configurations, even for partial fire exposures.

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