Here at Ruskin we created an application guide that makes it easier for contractors and specifiers to select the right type of control system for smoke and fire damper installations. This is available to download at the bottom of this post.
The Actionair Damper Control Application Guide covers the Actionpac EMS15; EMS30; EMB; LITE 80 and LNS4 control systems that give end users a wide range of options depending on the particular needs of their building and its fire and smoke control systems.
Actionpac EMS control panels are designed for the control and monitoring of either Mode 5 (24V) or Mode 6 (230V) PTC damper actuators either in groups of up to 15 or up to 30 (EMS 15 and EMS 30).
Actionpac EMBcontrol panels will help users control and monitor either Mode 5 (24V) or Mode 6 (230V) PTC damper actuators in configurations of up to 45.
For a more complex system with a very simple graphical user interface, the specifier might prefer the Actionpac LNS4 intelligent addressable system. This is a highly sophisticated option and provides a number of features and benefits not previously available to installers and building owners/operators. Complex logic can be easily accommodated giving the specifier on larger projects the peace of mind that the capacity and complexity will be catered for.
The LNS4 simplifies installation and commissioning and works on open and interoperable protocols (Lonworks and/or Modbus) that allow easy connection to a building management system (BMS).
Actionair also offers the Actionpac Lite80 as a lower cost option for buildings with smaller numbers of dampers. This system will control up to 80 smoke and fire dampers in eight separate zones. The system is fully addressable, which gives system designers the flexibility to leave decisions about the final configuration of the damper system until relatively late in the project process.
The new application guide means specifiers can quickly decide which system is right for their project. Once they have made their choice, they have the peace of mind of knowing that they are specifying software that was designed specifically for this kind of operation by a company that specialises in smoke and fire control solutions. This is not only valuable at the design stage of a project, but will also help with service and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of the building.