This one-day course addresses the fundamentals of smoke control, including the underlying
principles of smoke control, a discussion of air moving equipment and systems, stairwell
pressurization, elevator smoke control, zoned smoke control, automatic controls, and
commissioning. Methods of design analysis of pressurization smoke control systems are
addressed, including network computer modeling using CONTAM. Zone fire models are also
addressed. A case study of pressurization smoke control is included.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the codes and standards that define the design of smoke control systems.
- Learn how fire suppression and smoke control systems are integrated.
- Identify at least four design considerations for smoke control systems
This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and mechanical engineers who design
smoke control systems. It is for both beginning engineers and experienced engineers who need
to be up to date with the advances in this technology. The seminar will also benefit design
project managers, manufacturers of equipment for air moving systems and code officials who
need an understanding of this technology. Experience level: Intro.
Participants should bring with them the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering (2012).
Participants will be assessed via a written test. A passing score of 70% is required to obtain a
Certificate of Completion.