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      Fire & Smoke Dampers 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 8, 2020
      Fire Alarm Smoke Dampers Duct Detectos

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 10, 2019
      Article Smoke 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 14, 2018
      Corridors Article Smoke 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…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 7, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code Smoke Dampers Testing (Life Safety Code)

      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 3, 2014
      Joint Commission Article Smoke Dampers

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 27, 2013
      Q&A Smoke 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 the…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 12, 2013
      Q&A Smoke 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,…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 29, 2012
      Q&A Smoke 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,…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 22, 2012