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FAQs: Fire, Smoke, and Fire/Smoke Dampers

We're continuing to share some FAQs, including information about fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers. Learn more below and be sure to visit our NEW FAQ page on the website for helpful information.

Do building codes explain how to install fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers?

Yes, building codes do provide guidelines and requirements for the installation of fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers. These codes are crucial for ensuring the proper function and effectiveness of these dampers in containing the spread of fire and smoke within buildings.

The specific details and requirements may vary depending on the region and local building codes, but generally, they cover certain aspects.

Visit our FAQ page to read more about placement and location, fire resistance ratings, and other important details.

Featured Combination Fire/Smoke Damper Products


Combination Fire/Smoke Damper

  • 3V blade
  • Class I

Combination fire/smoke dampers are low leak damper and actuator assemblies that have passed the UL555 and UL555S test requirements.


Airfoil Blade Modulating Fire/Smoke Damper

  • The F/S-AFM-OB-I & F/S-AFM-OB-3-I modulating fire/smoke dampers are UL listed for 1-1/2 hour and 3-hour ratings respectively.
  • Class I leakage and the ability to double as a volume control damper as well as a fire/smoke damper make this a versatile, time and money saving product.

Looking for additional models? View our range of Life Safety Dampers.

October 3, 2023