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    Help! "the more favorable smoke-protected assembly seating exit capacity factors"??

    Dear all,

    Could someone please help out? What does "the more favorable smoke-protected assembly seating exit capacity factors" mean? The whole article is at: http://www.nfpa.org/newsandpublicati.../exit-strategy. The fragment is located at the end of the fourth paragraph. Many thanks in advance!!

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    Re: Help! "the more favorable smoke-protected assembly seating exit capacity factors"

    Apparently there are two types of "assembly seating." Smoke-protected, or not smoke-protected.

    There is an "exit capacity factor" for each type of seating.

    The "exit capacity factor" for "smoke-protected" seating is apparently more favorable.

    I read this to mean that if your occupants are protected from smoke, that you can have fewer exits.

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    Re: Help! "the more favorable smoke-protected assembly seating exit capacity factors"

    I think SD is right. It is sometimes difficult to decode these long strings. The meaning would have been less opaque in the more favorable factors affecting the exit capacity in assembly seating that is (has been) smoke protected. Of course, you still have to understand what is meant by such terms as exit capacity.

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