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3 Ways to Maintain Your Smoke Control System's Fans


Whenever a fire breaks out, smoke has the potential to cause serious structural damage. Residual smoke can damage furnishings, building materials, and carpeting. Inhaling smoke can also lead to serious injury and even death for individuals inside a burning building. Smoke control systems are designed to help remove smoke trapped inside a burning building and release it into the environment.

Fans play a critical role in the proper function of any smoke control system. Here are three things that you can do regularly to ensure that your fans are maintained properly in the future.

1. Make sure you monitor the horsepower output of each fan.

It's important that you never operate your smoke control system's fans beyond the horsepower recommendations listed on the information plate. If you expand your home or commercial space, you should plan to add additional fans to help adequately control smoke from any fires that might break out in the future.

Routine testing of the horsepower output of each fan will help you ensure that your smoke control system isn't overextending itself, ensuring that the system will function properly when needed.

2. Automatic turn-off switches should be disabled.

Many fans come equipped with automatic turn-off switches that allow the appliance to be manually powered down. If you want your smoke control system to function properly, you should take the time to ensure that these automatic turn-off switches are disabled.

You don't want to run the risk of having an automatic turn-off switch override your smoke control system, leaving your building vulnerable to smoke buildup.

3. Fan settings should be checked regularly.

It's important that the settings on each of your fans is maintained to ensure the appliances are able to properly remove smoke from your building. Take the time to check the rotational direction of each fan to ensure the fans are moving smoke out of your building instead of pushing it back in.

You should also check the tension on any belts that drive the rotation of your fans and measure the voltage moving through the fan to identify electrical problems that must be addressed to prevent serious malfunctions. Careful monitoring of the settings on your fans will help you keep your smoke control system functioning properly.

Maintaining your smoke control system's fans is critical when it comes to protecting your property against smoke damage during a fire. Be sure that your fans are running within recommended horsepower levels, that automatic turn-off switches are disabled, and that your fan settings are carefully monitored to maximize performance. Contact a consultant agency for smoke control testing to ensure your system is running properly.


16 November 2017