Understanding Smoke Ventilation Compliance

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Why choose SE Controls for your Smoke Ventilation Solution?

SE Controls is an international Smoke and Environmental Ventilation Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the Façade Automation industry. We operate globally with Regional Offices in Asia Pacific (SECAP), Africa (SECAF), India (SECIN) and the Middle East (SECME).

Our products are Made In Britain, and we offer a full service from design to manufacture, distribution, installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance.

SE Controls provides the Declaration of Performance (DoP) and take the responsibility for your smoke vent compliance. We are full members of the Smoke Control Association (SCA) and SDI 19 Certified, which is the SCA audited competency scheme, ensuring compliance.

We have a wide range of EN12101-2 Tested Solutions:

To view the full list of Tested Solutions please register at: www.secontrols.com/register

Routes to Market:
- UK Contracting Installation Service
- Partner Network Installation Service
- Audited Trade Fabrication Network
- Supply and Distribution

What are the benefits of the Tested Solutions Portal?
There are many benefits of the Tested Solutions Portal:
- You get access to the latest compliance information and it is updated regularly.
- It is free to register.
- It is quick and easy to sign up to (See Steps).
- View our Façade Automation Engineering Guidance, Smoke Ventilation Design and Compliance Guides.
- There is a full range of Tested Solutions available for the most popular system companies.
- You will be allocated a dedicated Account Manager to support your requirements.

What are the steps to register?

  1. Go to www.secontrols.com/register
  2. Enter your details
  3. Select the system companies you are interested in
  4. Click Submit
  5. We will then be in touch with you to provide you with your log in credentials, once you are approved by the system company.

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: What is EN12101-2:2003 and is that the latest standard?
A: The EN12101 series of harmonised standards apply to smoke ventilation products. These standards often have specific requirements relating to installation or testing practice. For example, EN12101: Part 2 dictates that unless the actuator and vent profile are tested together as a system, in a smoke environment and at an accredited facility, it is not compliant; therefore, its safety can’t be guaranteed and a DoP cannot be issued.

Although there is a EN12101-2:2017 version of the standard, this has been blocked from citation in the OJEU by the European Commission. This means that it is not yet possible to CE Mark products according to this standard. Until the new standard is cited, CE Marking of products in scope must follow EN12101-2:2003.

Q: Do the vent and actuator need to be tested together to be compliant?
A: Compliance to the EN12101-2 smoke vent standard was mandated into UK law via the Construction Products Regulation in 2013. To comply both actuator and vent profile have to be tested together, as a single product, to the test annexes of the standard. Proof of compliance is the issuing of a Declaration of Performance (DoP) by the company placing the product onto the market.

Q. What Free Area Calculations should I use?
A: The type of Free Area Calculation you should use depends on the building and if it is a high rise residential or non-high rise residential building. Detailed Free Area guidance is contained within the Tested Solutions documents. Register for access at www.secontrols.com/ register. Your dedicated Account Manager will also assist with your enquiry.

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More information is available in our Tested Solutions Document Portal on our website.


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