VdS Conference Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation Systems

5th December 2018

Cologne Exhibition Centre, Congress Centre East

Smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEVS) are an important component of effec-tive fire prevention and protection technology. VdS has therefore been working on this topic for a long time with a great deal of commitment and professional competence and, with the VdS guidelines, lays down decisive rules for practice and implementation. The well-proven conference "Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation Systems" is taking place for the 13th time and this year again offers you first-hand information and a lot of opportunity for professional exchange. As a conference participant of VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2018, you will also have the opportunity to inform yourself directly about SHEV products and solutions at the International Fire Prevention and Protection Trade Fair.

The conference will be held in German language.


  • SHEVS and Water Extinguishing Systems
  • SHEV planning – approach, problems and their solutions, examples
  • Mechanical Smoke Extraction/Gas Purging – What does this mean?
  • Smoke Extraction Dampers – Types and Applications
  • Smoke Protection Pressure Systems (SPPS) – contents and basics of the essential standards in this field
  • Smoke Protection Pressure Systems (SPPS) in Practice: Design Examples, Questions and their Solutions
  • New ISO standard ISO 21927-9 for SHEVS as the basis for certification of VdS
  • Tasks, possibilities and obligations – Introduction for authorities, constructors, builders and experts using SHEVS as an example

Target groups:

  • Planners, manufacturers, constructors and operators of Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation Systems (SHEVS)
  • Architects, engineering and planning offices
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Engineers
  • Fire Prevention Experts
  • Fire Safety Officers
  • Professional and works fire brigades
  • Construction supervision and fire prevention services
  • Loss Prevention Engineers of Insurance Companies
  • As well as all persons dealing with fire prevention issues

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