The following session, known as a ‘Product Module’ relates to a specific product to be used for fire protection. The presentation looks generically at the types of protection and the method of installation for the protection system. This product module looks at ‘Fire Rated Ductwork Systems’.
The ductwork system module provides an introduction to the fire rated ductwork systems used throughout modern buildings and their installation requirements. The module also looks at how the correct installation of the ductwork system is important to prevent fire spread through a building. The module is generally run at two levels – introductory (aimed at those people with little or no experience in the basic requirements of the building regulations) and advanced (those with some knowledge of the building regulations). The differences between the two levels are highlighted below.
The first part of the fire rated ductwork and fire damper module provides an introduction as to why different types of fire rated ductwork and fire dampers are required and relates them to the building regulations and associated documentation. This section is followed by details of how the fire rated ductwork systems and fire dampers are tested.
The next section provides a brief synopsis of the types of ductwork systems and fire dampers and some essential points relating to those systems within a building. This is followed by a detailed look at the types and designs of fire rated ductwork and fire damper systems. The latter part of this section deals with the specific make-up of the duct system, hangers, bearers, fixings and supporting construction.
The penultimate section presents details on the ancillary equipment for the ductwork and fire damper system and the associated penetration sealing system.
The final part briefly deals with health & safety, storage and handling of ductwork and fire damper systems.