Heat and Smoke Vents: Information Guide
By Roof Online Staff • Updated October 8, 2022
External Sources & References for Heat and Smoke Vent Information
1. General: The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as a not-for-profit membership organization in 1971. It is the world’s leading professional society representing those practicing in the field of fire protection and fire safety engineering.
2. General: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): The NFPA is a leading authority on fire protection and safety. They provide information on fire codes and standards, including those related to heat and smoke vents. They offer a variety of resources, including codes, guidelines, and training courses.
3. Building Codes: “Section 910 Smoke and Heat Removal” from the 2018 International Building Code. Available on the UpCodes website.
4. Safety: UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI): UL FSRI is a research organization that focuses on improving fire fighter safety. They provide information on fire safety, including the use of heat and smoke vents in buildings.
5. Technical: See this product data document for the technical characteristics of “pop-up” smoke vents at the Velux Solutions website. This is only an example and other products and brands may be different.
6. Technical: See this product data page for the technical characteristics of “melt-out” smoke vents at the Plasteco website (click on a specific model for more details). This is only an example and other products and brands may be different.