Smoke Management Systems (Smoke Migration and Ventilation)
Smoke management describes the methods implemented to control the movement of smoke, passively or actively, within a building in the interest of providing safety to occupants, fire fighters, and property.
Most fire deaths are not caused by burns at all but instead by smoke inhalation. Smoke can be quite hazardous, and its effects stretch far beyond just being toxic. Smoke obstructs light and limits occupant visibility. This in turn diminishes travel speed so it takes longer for occupants to get to safety
Smoke control systems control the movement of smoke and air in a building. It can be made up of multiple different components and use several methods to achieve its design objective, which is typically to maintain a tenable environment long enough for all occupants to egress the building. To maintain tenability within a buildings egress path, smoke control systems must be properly designed, installed and tested.
When it comes to investigating losses related to smoke beyond the area of origin, it is important to follow the proper procedures, use the correct equipment and have the right expertise for this investigation: This is what we bring to the table.
Types of investigation
- Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
- Fire & Building Code Analysis
- Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
- Fire Pump & Water Supplies for Fire Protection
- Commercial Kitchen Exhaust and Fire Protection Systems
- Special (Fixed) Fire Protection Systems
- Aircraft Hanger Fire Protection Systems
- Passive Fire Protection Including Fireproof Applications and Fire Stop Systems
- Fire Modeling
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