Colt smoke control systems ensure that if there is a fire, smoke is contained and removed, allowing safe evacuation and fire-fighting, and minimising damage.
Colt smoke containment systems prevent the movement of smoke and heat. They create a physical barrier using smoke curtains or pressure differential systems. They channel smoke in a predetermined direction and prevent or delay smoke entry into other areas.
Colt smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems remove the smoke from the building by powered or natural means.
Tailor made fire safety for every building
Every type of building presents different dynamics and requirements. Colt experts understand the engineering and architectural challenges of the different buildings. They can advise on the prevailing regulations and standards. They have the expertise to deliver smoke control systems that satisfy the designer's architectural demands and safety regulations.
Colt: the smoke control pioneer
Colt pioneered the science of smoke control and the research into the behaviour of smoke from fires since the 1950s. Colt designed the world's first smoke ventilation system, which was installed at the Luton General Motors factory in 1954.
Colt has funded much of the public research that is the basis for many national and European regulations. We have participated in the formulation of the European EN standards and have led the industry in CE marking its products in compliance with the Construction Products Directive that sets the standards of good and safe performance for construction products.