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Smoke Stratification – A Matter of Height

smoke stratification
Stratification is a largely unknown issue, but affects any high level building. This happens when the thermal ‘lift’ of the smoke is not sufficient to break through a warm layer of air gathered in the roof void. Instead, stratification causes the smoke to form in a ‘cloud’ below the roof level – too low for the ceiling-mounted detection to sense it.

Thermal Fire Detection in the Waste Industry Application

thermal fire detection
One of the main problems facing fire detection systems in the UK is exposed/external environments is the unpredictable British weather. Almost every detection system (Smoke, Heat and even some Flame Detectors) can suffer from reduced effectiveness in varying weather conditions. Common issues can include smoke stratification, temperature fluctuations and false alarms through direct sunlight on a detector lens.