Smoke Vents Should Be Helpful Not Harmful
Every business has their own set of safety precautions. Employee safety is always at the forefront of importance. One precautionary factor that remains constant across all industries – fire safety. Fire hazards in the workplace should be at zero, if not as non-existent as possible. However, fire and health hazards can be found at sources that are not-so-obvious like Smoke Vents.
3 Signs Your Smoke Vents Are Hazardous
Smoke vents are most commonly associated with relieving indoor spaces of any smoke or fire debris. Whenever these vents are left too long in place, they can start to bring hazardous issues to the facility.
Here are 3 signs that will show you that your Smoke Vents are hazardous, not helpful:
- Soot Buildup – If your facility is home to regular smoke or high-level heat, soot is almost inevitable. If not regularly maintained, then material builds up and can only lead to more hazardous problems. Plus, that leads to smoke not being able to escape easier which can greatly affect employee health.
- Rusted or Damaged Hardware – If latches or seals have become damaged in any way, that can keep the vent from operating optimally. Sensors on older Smoke Vents may also have difficulty sensing the heat or smoke at the right temperature.
- Improper Placement – Smoke Vents that were improperly installed are automatically a hazard. Unfortunately, if not noticed, there may be excess smoke in areas of the facility that are not able to release large amounts of smoke or heat. That puts stress on HVAC systems as well. If placed near electrical equipment, malfunctions can occur due to overheating which not only leads to fires but potentially injured employees.
In 2016, over 25% of workplace related fires can be linked to electrical malfunctions.
How DCI’s Smoke Vents Can Help Defeat Hazards
Design Components Inc. is proud to offer two different types of Smoke Vents so you can prevent any fire or health hazards. Our mechanical Smoke Vents operate by sensing temperatures and opening when things heat up to 165 degrees (Optional fusible link temperatures are available). A seal automatically burns off and opens the vent, letting any trapped smoke and heat out through the roof of your metal building.
Our drop out Smoke Vents resemble our skylights, and literally “drop out” when temperatures rise. These drop out smoke vents are an attractive way to make sure everyone in your metal building stays safe from smoke and fire, and both our Smoke Vent variations are among the best in the metal building industry.
Clear The Air with Design Components Smoke Vents
With 40 years in the industry, Design Components believes in quality, safety and great customer service. Our team of visionaries and engineers work together to bring safe, economical, durable and practical accessories that will enhance your building’s functionality and productivity potential. To find out more about how our Smoke Vents can help your facility, call us today at (800) 868-9910 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.