What are UL Fire Dampers?

February 3, 2020 1:41 pm Published by

Fire dampers are one of the most important parts of the Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. They are installed inside the ducts to prevent the spread of fire in the system through the partitions, walls, floors etc. Fire and smoke dampers are expected to protect the inhabitants of the building and the property the effects of fire and smoke in the event of a fire accident. It also provides protection to the fire fighters. Fire dampers are manufactured with certain codes and rules to ensure the best outcome out of it. UL classified fire dampers are used to restrict the spread of fire in the duct system. Fire dampers manufactured as per UL certification determines the products suitability for specific applications. It is installed in fire rated walls or floor & closes automatically while maintaining the integrity of that partition. Fire and smoke dampers are a combination of these dampers with the capabilities of a standard smoke damper and the high temperature resistance of the fire dampers. Fire dampers can be tested as per UL555 and UL555s. Fire damper is the most important part of the fire protection system that will restrict the passage of flame through the duct work of an air system.

Benefits of UL certified dampers:

  • It is a strict requirement during fire endurance and includes a hose stream test for acceptance.
  • UL certification provides different ratings for the fire and smoke dampers at different velocities and pressure.
  • They are intended to close automatically upon the detection of fire.

KAD air conditioning is one of the most reliable UL fire damper manufacturers in the UAE. They strive to offer high-quality damper solutions that are delivered on timely basis. The fire dampers supplied by KAD always takes into consideration all the essential characteristics and properties in the design process and provides products according to international standards.


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