Swegon takes command of smoke control

Swegon, smoke control, dampers, Actionair, Actionpac, fire safety

Indoor climate and smoke/fire control specialist Swegon has launched a new range of smoke control dampers. The Actionair SmokeCommand range has been introduced in response to growing demand for improvements in fire and smoke safety strategies throughout UK buildings.

Smoke inhalation is the most common cause of death in building fires and is directly responsible for 50% of all fire fatalities.

Actionair SmokeCommand dampers are designed to operate with Swegon’s Actionpac purpose-designed control system to improve long-term performance and reliability while ensuring ongoing maintenance is easier, more cost-effective and less disruptive. Building owners can view the status of the dampers at any time as well as receiving regular notifications, reports and testing updates.

Smoke can spread rapidly through a building’s ductwork system, so fast-acting dampers are an important element of fire safety. The new Swegon dampers meet the strict smoke control requirements by moving to an open or closed position less than 60 seconds after receiving an alarm. SmokeCommand dampers can be interfaced with the building’s fire alarm system via the Actionpac damper control panel for automatic activation to clear smoke from the affected area. Manual override for post fire smoke clearance is also possible.

They are CE Marked single and multiple compartment dampers and are classified to product standard EN13501-4 and tested to EN 1366-10. These slim, lightweight, metal multi-bladed products are designed for duct installation using either a rectangular flange or spigot. They use a two-position actuator for drive open and drive close operation.

As a further aid to system designers, Swegon offers a CIBSE-accredited CPD presentation on the difference between smoke and fire dampers to ensure correct specification and provides technical support to specifiers in the design stage of a project. It also provides BIM models for all of its smoke and fire products.

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