VdS-Schadenverhuetung Technische Pruefstelle

Optimum detection

Smoke tests for critical fire alarm project planning

VdS uses specially developed smoke tests to optimize the detection capability of fire detectors in critical environments such as high rooms and areas with high air exchange rates.

Safety in complex environments such as production halls, atriums or server rooms is of crucial importance. In such environments, early detection of smoke by fire detectors can save lives. However, conventional test methods often reach their limits. For this reason, VdS carries out special smoke tests to ensure the effectiveness of fire detectors in critical environments.

Our experts use a specially developed smoke generator that produces test smoke by pyrolysis. Even under demanding conditions, the compact device provides sufficient smoke for reliable on-site tests that simulate real smoke development in the event of a fire. There is no significant heat or smell of burning and no contamination of the premises or facilities.