Preventing the spread of fire and smoke in an emergency
Fire dampers are mechanical fire protection products which fit within the ducts of heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) systems. They are activated during a fire emergency to close and prevent flames and smoke from spreading to other parts of the building through the duct work. Fire dampers are activated either by a thermal element which melts at temperatures indicative of a fire, or by an electric signal from a remote fire alarm system.
Fire shutters are metal screens designed to resist heat and flames, and stop the spread of smoke. They are usually spring loaded and released during a fire emergency to help contain the fire.
Both fire dampers and fire shutters must be routinely inspected and maintained according to Australian Standard AS 1851.6. EastlinkAir conducts thorough inspections to check for any obstructions, equipment corrosion or incorrect positioning which could lead to failure during a fire. Regular checks and maintenance activities are vital to ensure reliable and correct functioning of these fire protection products.