The particles produced by fog machines can indeed set off ionisation-type smoke detectors as they sense the fog particles just like smoke. A hazer is much less likely to set off smoke detection systems than a fogger due to the smaller size of its particles, unless you keep pumping significant amounts of Haze into a small area.
Another common query is “Will fog machines set off smoke detectors?”.
As a general rule, a fog machine will trigger fire alarms as most systems detect particles and not heat. Fogs, smokes, and haze will set off the alarm of such smoke detectors. The only way not to set off the alarm is to use a low-lying fog machine or change the detectors into heat sensors.
Also, will a fog machine set off the fire alarm?
Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut answer to this as it will all depend on the type of smoke alarm you have and the fog machine you’re using. Most smoke alarms will not detect the fog as smoke and therefore won’t go off, but for homes with an optical sensing smoke alarm, it definitely will.
Will dry ice set off smoke detectors?
Most smoke detectors are designed to measure particles in the air and risk being set off if the smoke level from a fog machine gets too high on stage. Dry ice and ground fog may be safe as they tend to gravitate downwards, but if you chose to use dry ice and/or ground fog, you do so at your show’s own peril.
Will vaping set off smoke alarms?
, and yes, potentially. Vaping, Vape smoke, and E-cigarettes can trigger the smoke detector. In fact, given that many vape devices produce substantially more smoke than a cigarette – they may be more, not less likely, to set off your smoke alarm. Even though the present no real fire hazards, I recommend using any vape devices away from smoke.
Will soldering set off a smoke detector?
The ones in or near kitchens tend to be heat-sensing – so fumes from a soldering iron (or burnt toast) won’t set them off. Consequently, is it OK to solder inside?