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Smoke Compartment

A Smoke Compartment is a type of passive fire protection within a building and an area within a fire compartment that is required to be separated by barriers (on all sides) such as walls, and/or floors and ceilings having the appropriate resistance to the spread of smoke.

The purpose of a smoke compartment is to help restrict the movement of smoke by way of physical barrier or containment. The control of the flow of smoke between compartments aids in the safe relocation or discharge of occupants of a building.


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