Changes from BS476 to the new EN Standards 12101-7 & 15871.

Organisation profile

Airforce H & V Limited are an Irish owned Firas approved fire ductwork manufacturing company. Specializing in manufacturing and installing fire rated ductwork for smoke extract, kitchen extract and pressurisation to both the Irish & UK market.

Airforce have taken a keen interest in the new EN regulations as of 2013 and would like the opportunity to educate businesses within the industry who may be unaware of the implications these new regulations bring about.

Training aim

To provide an understanding to all involved in the use of fire duct & smoke extract with new EN standards & regulations. To ensure that the new EN standards are followed as BS476 has been superseded.

Learning objectives

To gain a clear understanding of the new EN regulations and what has changed since it has come into law in 2013. To understand the areas that have been changed since the new standard was introduced - harmonised standards, CE marking and third party certification. To be familiar with the testing involved in both smoke extract and fire rated kitchen extract and changes to insulation requirements.

Course outline

The course is a brief run through of the changes from BS476 to the new EN regulations specific to smoke extract & fire rated ductwork. We reference well known documentation such as DW144, DW172, BCAR, ASFP which state the latest standards.      

Trainer's profile

Michael Renaghan FCCA is a director & owner of Air Force H & V Limited.  Michael has worked in the HVAC industry for 25 years, and most recently has been the project leader to ensure the SAFE4 Fire Duct has been tested and complies with the new harmonised EN 12101-7 smoke extract, and EN 13501-4 fire ductwork. Michael has a depth of knowledge on Fire Testing that is unrivalled in Ireland, and is able to share the knowledge & experience gaining from success and failure during the testing program.

Course duration

The training takes approximitely 40 minutes.

Who should attend

Anyone who has any involvement with the design and management of ventilation systems including fire rate duct or smoke extract should attend. 

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