Smoke Control Systems

‘Smoke Control’ is a term used to describe the designing and installation of systems that should effectively extract smoke from a building in the event of a fire occurring. A well-designed smoke ventilation control system can make all the difference in the event of a fire, working to protect the property, its content and help save lives.

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What is a Smoke Control System?

It is a mechanical system that helps to control the movement and spread of smoke and air within a building to help keep the property and its occupants safe. They are designed to contain or reroute the flow smoke throughout the building to facilitate a clearer, faster and safer evacuation.

An effective smoke control system should:

  • Protect the occupants within the building
  • Ensure access and escape routes are kept smoke free
  • Facilitate fire-fighting efforts and operations
  • Reduce the risk of the fire developing further by delaying or preventing flashover
  • Protect the contents of the property
  • Aid in reducing risk of damage to buildings

A smoke control system is an essential safety feature that can make all the difference in the event of a fire, helping to protect lives, property and first responders. Those who are responsible for a building or business should make it their priority to ensure that they have an appropriately designed and properly maintained system in place.

Types of Smoke Control

There are a number of smoke control solutions, smoke ventilation products and systems that can be installed within commercial, industrial and domestic properties of various types, sizes, layout and complexity.

Here are some of the ways that we can help to make your building safer.

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Natural Smoke Ventilation

This can be manual or electric and involves the opening of windows to aid ventilation, remove heat and provide safe and effective smoke control. These types of systems are self-compensating, they operate silently, are lightweight, affordable, low maintenance, have no time or temperature limits and are sensitive to wind effects.

Mechanical Smoke Ventilation

Mechanical smoke control systems use powered fans to manipulate and remove smoke from a building through ducts and shafts, drawing in fresh air. These systems are well suited to tall, multilevel buildings, those with extended corridors or properties where natural ventilation would be ineffective.

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We understand that it’s difficult to know if a particular product will work on your vent. That’s why we offer a free consultation over the phone to help ensure you get the best solution.

Our Services

At Rocburn Limited, we’re passionate about making both domestic and commercial buildings as safe as possible for all occupants and fire fighters. This is why all our smoke ventilation and smoke control systems are governed by standards such as;

  • BS EN12101
  • BS 9991
  • BS 9999
  • BS 8519
  • BS 7346-8
  • Approved Document B

Not only do we provide a wide range of smoke control systems, smoke ventilation equipment but our dedicated team of specialists are on hand with expert support, guidance and advice to ensure that you get the right products for your needs.

Read our Smoke Ventilation Project Overview to gain a better understanding of how we can help you and check out just some of the smoke control systems and ventilation equipment we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to consider when choosing a smoke control system?2023-07-03T12:00:45+01:00

Typically, the most important things you need to take into account will be;

  • What you need the system to achieve
  • What type and size the building is
  • What space is available

The answers to these questions can help you to decide which is best for your needs – a natural ventilation system or a mechanical ventilation system.

Why is smoke ventilation so important?2023-07-03T11:59:09+01:00

When a fire breaks out in a building, it can spread rapidly throughout the property in minutes, putting the lives of everyone inside in danger. Having effective smoke ventilation in place can make all the difference by removing smoke from inside and allowing fresh air in which helps to;

  • Keep key areas and escape routes clear and improve visibility so that occupants can safely navigate their way outside
  • Prevent people inside from being overcome by smoke
  • Greatly reduce the number of injuries and fatalities
  • Clear a path for emergency services
  • Limit the amount of damage done to the property and its contents
  • Delay or prevent a flashover from occurring
Can you help me with my smoke ventilation project?2023-07-03T11:58:23+01:00

Yes! At Rocburn we have years of experience delivering innovative, affordable and effective smoke ventilation equipment, systems and products for our customers on a wide range of projects. From the small and simple to large, complex and challenging, our team can work with you from start to finish to provide the very best smoke ventilation solutions for your requirements.

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If you want help choosing the right product or solution, our technical sales staff are here to help.

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