Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Systems
Mechanical Smoke Ventilation from FDS aid the safe escape of occupants’ and allow adequate access for firefighters. Our Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Systems (MSVS) are an alternative method to Natural Smoke Venting. In the event of a fire, mechanical smoke vent systems offer the ultimate in smoke control as they remove smoke from the building, thus aiding the occupants’ means of escape and providing suitable access for firefighting services.
This type of smoke extraction system comprises of a mechanical extract shaft that serves the common corridor and/ or lobby. When smoke it detected within a protected lobby, only the fire damper to the smoke shaft on the fire floor will open (all other dampers will remain locked shut). In turn, the vent at the head of the staircase will open allowing the smoke to be removed and make up air for the smoke extraction system. The fan at the top of the mechanical smoke shaft extracts the smoke and prevents migration of smoke into the adjacent compartments.
On detection of smoke within a lobby, only the fire damper to the shaft on the fire floor will open (all other dampers are locked shut) and the vent at the head of the staircase opens. The fan at the top of the shaft extracts the smoke and prevents migration of smoke into the adjacent compartments.
Innovative Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Systems
Fire Design Solutions provide a complete smoke extraction system for clients including design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of mechanical smoke vent systems. We work with clients across a wide spectrum of requirements from component parts of individual systems right through to value engineered innovative design and install solutions for large-scale mixed use building projects.
Our highly qualified and trusted fire design engineers have worked on some ground-breaking projects across the UK, helping to make us a recognised authority in providing smoke venting solutions that easily outperform standard code based systems, whilst facilitating architectural design, maximising saleable floor area and keeping ongoing maintenance costs to a minimum.
When we design our systems you can be sure that it exceeds the standard of code-based smoke venting systems and provides a flexible, cost-effective solution for you and your clients.
Thinking ‘outside of the box’ when devising a smoke extraction system for our clients comes naturally to us.
Fire Design Solutions smoke venting systems have proven their effectiveness on more than one occasion – to see our example MSVS projects here.
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