Due to its open nature, an atrium makes controlling smoke and fire a real dilemma. However, a smoke management system can keep the openness from a design perspective while allowing time for occupants to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency.
When it comes to designing an atrium separation and smoke control system, size matters. Depending on the height and capacity of a building’s atrium, there are variety of combinations a contractor or architect can choose.
A passive system is an excellent supplement to a mechanical system depending on the needs for the space. Atrium separators help quarantine smoke or fire and typically come in the form of fire doors or curtains.
If more power is what you are looking for, an active smoke management system takes a passive systems and adds fans and/or exhaust systems to pump smoke away from occupants. An active system allows for additional evacuation time for occupants and can even aid emergency crews. However, integrating smoke curtains is a vital component
Whether you are looking for active or passive smoke control, Smoke Guard California has the atrium separators you need to get started. From flexible fire-rated curtains to horizontally-deployable atrium protectives, we have the solutions you need to maintain your design aesthetics while keeping your occupants safe. For more information on the custom solution you need, call us today.