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What is a

Smoke Damper?

Smoke dampers operate automatically on detection of smoke to halt the movement of smoke through the HVAC ducts. They are installed in ducts passing through, or air outlet openings at:

  • Smoke barriers
  • Shaft walls
  • Horizontal exit walls
  • Corridor walls
  • Corridor ceilings
  • Other barriers design to resist the spread of smoke as required by code
They are vital to dynamic air distribution systems, as their primary function is to reduce the possibility of smoke transfer within ductwork or through wall openings. Put simply, smoke dampers ensure, in the event of fires, smoke ic contained and cannot travel throughout a building.

What is a

Fire Damper?
Fire dampers close automatically upon detection of head to interrupt airflow and restrict the passage of flame from one part of the building to another. Installed at openings terminating at shaft walls, like:
  • Occupancy separation wall
  • Horizontal exit walls
  • Corridor walls
  • Corridor Ceilings
  • Floor-ceiling assemblies
  • Other fire-resistance rates assemblies required by code
Fire dampers provide a method of protection in these openings. Under fire exposure, these openings and ducts may eventually collapse or deform, leaving an opening in the fire barrier. These dampers ensure fire gases, heat, and flames cannot pass through and keep fires contained to one part of the building instead of rapidly spreading.

Together, Fire and Smoke Dampers Save Lives

While sprinkler systems are designed to protect property from being destroy, fire and smoke dampers are used to keep fires from traveling throughout buildings and keeping people alive. It is critical for buildings to have them installed and accessible where required so they can operate when under fire conditions. Just as critical as having them installed, ensuring they are inspected by certified technicians is just as important. Find a certified inspector today to make sure these critical systems are ready to work and save lives if ever needed.