Fire is one of the most prominent dangers to spaces occupied by people, or spaces that are used to store components. It is capable of wreaking immense havoc not just to commodities and valuables, but also cause the loss of life and severe burns if it remains uncontrolled.
The risk of fire is greater in places that store flammable items, such as labs and clothing storages, because it is the items that spread the flame from the place it was started to the rest of the space.
To prevent the passage and spread of fire and smoke, smoke dampers are a common ingredient in ventilation and air conditioning central systems, and can also be installed in walls.
Smoke dampers are often called passive fire protection components, because although they cannot play a role in preventing the start of a fire altogether, their main purpose is to prevent the fire from spreading from one place in the building or residence to others.
Dampers and fans are used in the smoke damper assembly, and cause the exiting of smoke from the affected area, while simultaneously introducing pressure to other parts of the house.
Some models can be used to introduce and retain fire containment substances used in the ducts to prevent air from moving to the room or space affected by the fire and smoke.
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In most fire prevention systems, smoke dampers can be activated through the fire alarm, which goes off after smoke detectors sense heat.
The closing mechanism relies on an actuator, which responds to manual adjustment or a signal.
Smoke dampers are also available together with a fire damper component, making the item capable of controlling the spreading of fire and smoke through cutoff barriers when they are needed together.
Building control regulations in most countries require that smoke and fire dampers be repaired at the earliest leave when they show signs of malfunction.
Regular inspection and repair is crucial to ensuring fire safety and adequate fire preparedness, especially in large spaces such as hotels and complexes.
Building control authorities’ requirements for the maintenance of smoke and fire dampers are extensive, and often need for the repairs and inspection schedules and details to be recorded, in the form of the location of the dampers, inspection dates, and malfunction details.