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Smoke Protection in Warehouses

Tuesday May 26, 2015

When it comes to fire safety, manufacturing warehouses pose an interesting challenge. Not only are they large, open areas, but the contents can often be highly flammable or combustible.

Unlike a regular building, large warehouses typically require fire suppression systems at a scale that most engineers are unfamiliar. The large, open spaces add variables such as unusual heights and distances. Plus, added sensitivity is needed due to the possible presence of accelerants.

Active fire suppression systems typically require a passive supplement. The SG Draft Curtain is the perfect solution to funnel smoke away from the source of the fire while delaying the activation of sprinkler systems.  Most building codes require a heavy amount of protection and redundancy when it comes to warehouses. Therefore it is imperative to contact a fire safety engineer to make sure your building meets all codes while maximizing design options.


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