Control of Smoke and Fire in Ventilation Systems

Organisation profile

Entropic Ltd was incorporated in 2000 and provides high-quality ventilation systems for buildings, with a focus on efficiency, safety and comfort.  It provides complete HVAC systems (including air handling units, chillers, chilled beams, kitchen canopies, fire dampers and smoke control dampers) and also aid Consulting Engineers in the ventilation aspects of building design.  It has an extensive portfolio of past projects including work in pharmaceutical and hospital environments.

Training aim

To inform consulting eingineers, architects and local authorities of current legislation and standards relating to fire dampers and smoke control dampers that should be used in ventilation systems.

Learning objectives

  1. To undersdand the difference between a fire damper and smoke control damper.
  2. To understand why and when CE marking became a legal requirement for fire and smoke control dampers in Ireland.
  3. To understand how fire dampers are tested and classified in accordance with the European standards EN 1366-2:1999 and EN 13501-3:2005
  4. To understand the minimum requirements for these products as laid out in the Building Regulations of Ireland and the UK , BS 9999 and HTM 05-02.

Course outline

  1. What are fire dampers and smoke control dampers?
  2. Why do fire dampers and smoke control dampers require a CE mark?
  3. EN standards for fire dampers
  4. The Building Regulations
  5. BS 9999 and the Health Technical Memoranda
  6. Risks of non-compliance and Best Practice Recommendations
  7. Categories and types of fire dampers and smoke control dampers according to EU norms
  8. Advanced monitoring & control systems
  9. Examples of current specification texts
  10. Increasing productivity

Trainer's profile

Barry Stenson - Mechanical Engineer (BA BAI, MSc, MIEI)

Course duration

1 hour

Assessment & certification

Attendence Certificate

Who should attend

Architects, Building Services Engineers, Client Representatives, Mechanical & Electrical Designers, Fire Officers, Fire Specialists and anyone with an interest in the fire protection of buildings.

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