The Middle East continues to experience consistent growth in the number of new buildings under construction. Many building projects in this region face fire protection safety issues such as improper installation and misapplication of products. Passive fire protection systems include critical products such as fire, smoke and ceiling dampers. Dampers are intended for installation in air ducts passing through fire rated walls and floors; they are designed to automatically close under fire conditions to be a barrier to fire and create compartmentation.
You can gain valuable insights on the proper installation of these products and code guideline adherence that help ensure the products perform as per their intended purpose. UL experts discuss key information to better understand the application of life safety dampers based on code requirements and certified ratings.
• Building fire protection applications and ratings of fire, smoke and ceiling radiation dampers
• Middle East core requirements and certified ratings
David Stammen, primary designated engineer, UL
Aldo Jimenez, engineering associate lead, UL
Syed Salahuddin, project engineer, UL
Ghaith Bakir, lead regulatory engineer, UL
Nov. 16, 2020
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Building Fire Protection — Fire, Smoke and Ceiling Dampers
Dampers fall into five types, each with a specific function. Types of dampers include fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination fire-smoke dampers, ceiling radiation dampers and corridor dampers. Their functions vary depending on the damper type.