From the three basic smoke control options, the authors move on to
other factors that life safety system designers should consider.
Circumstances that can influence fire behavior or make one smoke
control system more desirable in a given place are other parts of the
equation. Smoke exhaust calculation is also addressed, as the article
goes well beyond (but doesn’t overlook) sprinklers, fans, and dampers.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue