Flexible smoke and fire opening protectives provide many advantages over a stand-alone, complex, smoke exhaust system. Deployable fire-rated opening protectives provide effective protection around elevators or integrated into an atrium design. Plus, they do so at reduced costs.
A fire and smoke management system must be implemented to allow time for occupants to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. However, keeping smoke and fire under control in the event of an emergency can be problematic when an atrium is involved.
When tackling fire code requirements for multi-story atriums, Smoke Guard’s Model 4000 fire-rated curtain is a great solution.
Stack effect is defined as airflow in shafts induced by indoor-to-outdoor temperature differences that lead to density differences and flow. Due to variable pressures and temperatures between floors in a multi-story building, stack effect can be quite troublesome in the event of a fire emergency.
Did you know that asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation is the lead cause of fire-related deaths? This cause exceeds burns by a 3:1 ratio. This harsh reality is what drives certain building codes such as enclosed elevator lobbies in order to protect occupants from both fire and smoke.