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Integration Of Fire Alarm And Automatic Suppression Design In Hospital Renovation Projects — An Overview

On the mechanical side, a life safety key is providing proper dampers and detection devices for ductwork passing through fire- or smoke-barrier partitions. But that’s just one element in good renovation design.
By Viral Amin, P.E.
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Today’s hospitals and specialized care facilities integrate a slew of building technologies to ensure all systems function as intended to provide state-of-the-art care for patients.
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Dampers: Greenheck

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Greenheck’s industrial dampers are heavy-duty, flanged-style frame dampers with various blade styles and pressure classes designed to control airflow and provide shut-off in HVAC and industrial process control systems.


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Damper: Greenheck

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Greenheck’s ICD series of Insulated Control Dampers have earned AMCA’s new certified rating of Energy Efficiency. This new test method, which is found in ANSI/AMCA standard 500D-12, assigns a damper a Thermal Efficiency Ratio (E) by comparing its thermal performance with the thermal performance of a standard reference damper.


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Damper actuators: Honeywell

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Honeywell has launched a universal replacement Low/Medium Torque Actuator for fire and smoke dampers. The updated, UL555 and UL555S compliant actuator is designed to simplify the replacement process by offering new time-saving installation features in addition to reducing the number of models distributors need to stock.


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Managing Smoke In A Health Care Facility

The special nature of the occupants and activities in these facilities create special IAQ requirements, and the concerns only multiply when fire and smoke enter the picture.
By William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE
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The special nature of the occupants and activities in these facilities create special IAQ requirements, and the concerns only multiply when fire and smoke enters the picture. See how current codes and designs employ a combination of active and passive strategies, building on past approaches to minimize future incidents.
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Tornado dampers: Greenheck

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The heavy duty dampers are double-flanged, channel-frame style backdraft dampers.


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Dampers: Greenheck

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Greenheck introduces tornado dampers.


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Linkage lessens load of damper installation

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Andy Cummings of Southland Industries has suffered through his share of cumbersome damper actuator installs. With over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, he knows that the process is not only time-consuming, it can yield disappointing results if the connections are in any way unstable.
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Building Automation: Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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What might the crystal ball say about fault detection diagnostics?
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To Understand Health Care Design, Be A Student of Health Care Past

By Jeffrey H. Peters, P.E, LEED®, AP, MAC, C
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What if you could see into the future and see how your past health care designs might affect a facility in the future? You can; you just need to take the time to learn from the past. Or even better, learn from the past of others whose designs didn’t go quite as well as they had expected, thanks to this thoughtful interrogation from a forensic engineer.
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