Containment & Compartmentation for Life and Fire Safety

29th August 2020

There are two types of fire protection in structures: active and passive. Active fire protection refers to fire protection elements and systems that require some action in order to function. These include fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, mechanical smoke evacuation systems, and fire extinguishers. Passive fire protection-fire compartmentation in building – refers to structures that are built into a building to passively prevent or stop the spread of smoke and fire. These include components such as smoke dampers, fire-rated walls, and fire doors.