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Fire/Smoke DampersSmoke DampersFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: Do the NFPA standards for fire damper testing require the testing to be performed by a certified vendor/specialist or can it be performed internally by our engineering staff? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 8, 2020
Fire AlarmDuct DetectosSmoke Dampers

Q: With regard to testing duct detectors in a hospital, I understand that on an annual basis the automatic shutdown of the AHU's must be verified when duct detectors are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 10, 2019
ArticleSmoke Dampers

Q: When comparing smoke dampers in smoke barriers vs smoke partitions, section 8.5.5.2 requires smoke dampers (with exemptions) for penetrations by ducts or air-transfer openings in a smoke barrier. Section …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 14, 2018
ArticleCorridorsSmoke Dampers

Q: In regards to suite separations, section 18.2.5.7.1.2 of 2012 LSC requires walls separating suites to meet requirements for corridor walls, which have to be constructed to limit transfer of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 7, 2018
Life Safety CodeArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)Smoke Dampers

What do we do with smoke dampers now that the hospital is fully protected with sprinklers? That question is asked many times by facility managers who are looking to cut …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 3, 2014
Joint CommissionArticleFire/Smoke DampersSmoke Dampers

There seems to be much discussion lately on how to manage the Joint Commission Statement of Conditions Plans For Improvement (PFI) on inaccessible dampers. Joint Commission has instructed healthcare organizations …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 27, 2013
Q&ASmoke Dampers

Q: What is the amount of air delivery (in CFM) that an air handler needs to have before it is required to have a smoke damper on the discharge of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 12, 2013
Q&ASmoke Dampers

[This week's Q&A came from the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), held in San Antonio, TX, last July, and how it applies …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 29, 2012
Q&ASmoke Dampers

[This week's Q&A came from the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), held in San Antonio, TX, last July, and how it applies to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 22, 2012

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