Automatic Opening Vents
Automatic opening vents, or AOVs, offer sophisticated technology that helps to make your building safer whilst improving its environment as well. AOVs are often used in flats, commercial buildings and office spaces and can be used to vent out smoke if a fire should occur. This makes them an integral part of any fire safety system, as they help avoid smoke inhalation for the people inside a building, and help to clear the way so people can find their way out of a building. Your AOVs can be connected up to your fire safety system so they will open automatically when the fire alarm is sounded. AOVs can be used to help you comply with Part B of the Buildings Regulations for England and Wales. These outline the situations where natural ventilation is appropriate, including common escape routes, enclosed areas and vertical smoke shafts.