EN 15650:2010 – Ventilation for buildings – Fire dampers

EN 15650:2010 - Ventilation for buildings - Fire dampers

1 Scope
This European Standard applies to fire dampers that are to be used in conjunction with fire separating elements to maintain fire compartments. This standard specifies requirements and gives reference to the test methods defined for fire dampers, which are intended to be installed in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations in buildings. All fire dampers close automatically in response to raised temperatures indicating fire. Details are given for the provision of evaluation of conformity and marking of fire dampers. To avoid duplication reference is made to a variety of other standards.
To this end it is advised to read this standard in conjunction with EN 1366-2 and EN 1363-1 for details of the fire resistance testing and EN 13501-3 for classification. Fire dampers meeting requirements of this standard may be considered suitable for both ducted and unducted applications.
This standard has not considered in detail the detrimental and/or corrosive effects that may be caused by chemical processes present in the atmosphere, which are drawn through the system intentionally or inadvertently and therefore does not apply to fire dampers used in such applications. An indication of salt spray corrosion may be determined using the method described in Annex B.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 1366-2:1999, Fire resistance tests for service installations — Part 2: Fire dampers
EN 1751, Ventilation for buildings — Air terminal devices — Aerodynamic testing of dampers and valves
EN 13501-3:2005, Fire classification of construction products and building elements — Part 3: Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers
EN 60068-2-52:1996, Environmental testing — Part 2: Tests — Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride solution) (IEC 60068-2-52:1996)
EN 60529:1991, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (IEC 60529:1989)
EN ISO 5135, Acoustics — Determination of sound power levels of noise from air-terminal devices, airterminal units, dampers and valves by measurement in a reverberation room (ISO 5135:1997)
EN ISO 13943:2000, Fire safety — Vocabulary (ISO 13943:2000)
ISO 10294-4:2001, Fire resistance tests — Fire dampers for air distribution systems — Part 4: Test of thermal release mechanism
3 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 13943:2000 and the following apply.
EN 15650:2010 – Ventilation for buildings – Fire dampers

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