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British Standard BS EN12101-8 Smoke Control Dampers

avantage-web-1British Standard BS EN12101-8 Smoke Control Dampers are the only real choice for your lobby to shaft ventilators whether for natural or mechanical smoke management systems.

With the implementation of the construction products regulation all construction products covered by a harmonised European standard must bear a genuine CE mark.

To satisfy the prerequisites of CE marking Smoke Control dampers must be tested and certified in accordance with British standard BS EN12101-8. avantage-web-7This entails the products undergoing fire tests according to British standard BS EN1366-10 as well as durability tests including response time and reliability of mechanical operation. One important test of the standard is the smoke leakage. The Avantage smoke control damper has been tested and rated at the highest pressure levels of 1500 Pa ambient and 500 Pa during fire testing which illustrate the products superior air tightness and fire resistance.

scd1016changeAvantage is a 1 and 2-hour fire resistant smoke control damper suitable for multi compartment applications of smoke control such as lobby to smoke shaft ventilators.

The product is based on a damper door design and has been tested and certified to BS EN12101-8 achieving 1 and 2 hour fire rating. This is particularly important so to maintain the fire integrity of any shaft.

avantage-web-3The Avantage smoke control damper is noted for its superior airtight properties. The damper is available as a motorised version providing a practical solution for large buildings where fire safety equipment is regularly tested

The unit is completed with a decorative silver anodised aluminum grille on the front. It fixes into a fire compartment shaft wall and is direct fixed within the opening through the sides of the damper. Once the damper has been securely fixed to the structure any shaft side perimeter gaps must be caulked with intumescent sealing material.

Recommended fixing details are available on request to suit an array of fire compartment walls together with safety, installation and maintenance instructions.

The front face grille is fixed to the damper unit flange and has the option of being finished to standard Ral Colours. The damper unit itself is shaded black behind the grille for improved visual appearance. The grilles are attached with concealed fixings and have an option of a removable core to allow maintenance access to the damper unit.

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