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Sodeca Fans UK Limited

Sodeca Fans UK Limited


Tamworth Enterprise Centre,
Philip Dix House,
Corporation Street,
B79 7DN

Contact: Mark Newcombe or Andrew Boston
Tel: 01827 216109

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Types of Courses Speaker(s):

Mark Newcombe
Mark is Director and General Manager of Sodeca Fans UK and has worked in Mechanical and Electrical and Building Services Consulting. Has worked for a number of years in fan specification, both for Building Services and for specialist applications and has experience in fan manufacturing. Is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Andrew Boston
Andrew is Technical Sales Manager at Sodeca Fans UK and has worked for over 10 years in the H&V industry. Has extensive knowledge and experience of specifying ventilation equipment for specialist applications as well as general ventilation requirements. 

Santos Bendicho
Santos has extensive technical experience in smoke control and is Project Director and Head of the smoke control design department at Sodeca. He sits on three European CEN smoke control working groups, which revise and develop the EU standards and is a senior member of the Spanish Standards Association of Ventilation & Smoke Control. He is chair of the Spanish Committee of Smoke Control, part of the Spanish Fire Protection Manufacturers Association.


Summary of Type of Courses and Area of Specialisms Offered:

Smoke Control 1: An Introduction to Smoke Ventilation - overview and principles 

Summary of content:

  • Why we have smoke ventilation
  • Systems available, both natural and mechanical
  • Types of smoke control systems and where and how they are used
  • Standards and guidance information
  • Products, tools and design
  • Any questions?
1 hour duration, with oppotunities for questions

Smoke Control 2: Guide to Car Park Ventilation Systems - practical design principals

Summary of content:
  • Requirements for Car Park Ventilation
  • Ventilation Options
  • Principles of Impulse Systems
  • Designing Smoke Clearance Systems
  • Smoke Control (overview)
  • Multi-level Car Parks
  • Other Design Considerations [extended presentation only]
  • Any questions?
1 or 1.5 hours duration (the extended half hour covers 'Other Design Considerations' and gives a more comprehensive presentation), opportunities for questions

Smoke Control Smoke Control 3: An Introduction to Pressurisation – overview and principles
Summary of content:
  • Why have smoke ventilation?
  • Pressure differential for smoke control
  • Where do we use pressurisation?
  • Why is pressurisation not used more?
  • Standards
  • System design
  • Products, Tools and Assistance
  • Any questions?

Fans for Explosive Atmospheres - An Introduction

This course give an overview of the attributes that fans require in order to comply with ATEX and other regulations. It summarises various hazards and situations where these type of fans may be needed for use in explosive atmospheres and it outlines the type of fans available for these locations.

Target Audience:

CIBSE Members, Consultants, Contractors, Engineering Technician

Duration of Courses:

1 Hour

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