Smoke dampers are specialized devices designed to prevent the spread of smoke through HVAC ducts and ventilation systems in the event of a fire. They are typically installed in commercial buildings and industrial facilities to improve safety and reduce property damage. Smoke dampers work by automatically closing when smoke is detected, blocking the flow of smoke through the ducts and helping to contain the fire.
Smoke dampers are essential for any building where the occupants' safety could be threatened by the spread of smoke. These dampers are particularly important in buildings that contain areas with a high concentration of combustibles or where the occupants may be unfamiliar with the layout of the building. Smoke dampers should be chosen for buildings where smoke control is a priority, such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and high-rise buildings.