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Smoke control

“Smoke kills - engineered design protects means of escape and compartmented areas”

The FDS Complete™ Range of communal doorsets is designed to perform effectively in the event of smoke. The doorset below underwent a severe fire which melted the floor.

The smoke damage can be seen to the fire side of the door. The door operated as designed, protecting the compartmented area and prevented the seepage of smoke. It continued to function until it was replaced.

Gerda fully tests its fire doorset ranges in large scale smoke tests at UKAS accredited test houses to EN1634-3:2004. This includes doorsets and large screens and side panels as well as fanlights.

The importance of smoke control is often under-estimated.  As part of Gerda’s fire safety seminars, interactive smoke demonstrations in specially constructed smoke pods highlight the dangers of smoke and the importance of correct specification.