Last November’s blog not only introduced the high level concepts of Smoke Control Systems vs. Smoke Management Systems, but also defined the difference between the two and how the systems are classified. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, please do. It’s chock full of information that can help even the most knowledgeable system designers.
This month we are going to focus on code compliance and what it means to have a true UL 864 complaint smoke control system.
First, let’s define the various codes and standards that dictate when a smoke control system is required, where it’s required, how it’s installed, and what components to use. Since codes and standards vary from state to state and country to country, this blog does not take into account the many variances that are common across all commercial markets. It does, however, provide the reader with a solid selection…
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