Ductwork is a major part of your ventilation system and allows air to flow around your building for a comfortable working environment. In the latest blog post by Vent Logistics, we discuss the importance of fire rated ductwork in your building.
The fire rating of your ductwork may not be your first priority, but in the event of a fire, it can reduce the amount of destruction caused, as well as the amount of time those in the building have to escape.
Did you know that that fire rated ductwork can change the course of a fire and aid in smoke extraction? Without this feature, the fire and smoke could spread much quicker throughout your building, providing less time for individuals in the building to get out.
As well as the benefits listed above, competent ductwork and dampers can also help to protect the integrity of the building itself, during the event of a fire. What’s more, if the dampers are linked to a fire alarm system that automatically closes the compartment walls whilst the alarm is active, less smoke will be able to travel through the system to reduce the damage caused.
Fire resistant ductwork is tested on stability, integrity and insulation, meaning that in the event of a fire, the ductwork will not collapse, or allow the spread of fire. The ductwork will also be resistant to flames, smoke and sparks. Consequently, having your ductwork regularly maintained is highly important to ensure the quality of these features.
Here at Vent Logistics, our specialist team have over 40 years of experience in the industry. As no two buildings are the same, we provide bespoke ductwork layouts and designs and offer free surveys and quotations. If you would like to make an appointment or speak to one of our qualified engineers about your requirements, please contact us today on 01296 681752. Alternatively, send your enquiry through to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.