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.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.