Smoke Ventilation Systems
Smoke ventilation systems remove smoke and heat from a burning building. They help to clear escape routes of smoke, which allows people to escape through cleaner air. The majority of deaths in fire related incidents are from smoke inhalation rather than the fire itself. These systems are put in place to save lives. The systems are triggered into action either automatically (by smoke detectors or fire alarms) or manually (through a fire service switch)
Why choose us?
We can use both doors and windows to vent smoke depending on the requirement for your building. These systems consist not only of actuators (opening motors) but also smoke detectors, breakglass units, wind & rain sensors and vent switches. As each of our control panels contains 72 hour battery backup as standard, these systems continue to keep buildings and their occupants safe even in the event of a power failure. Our technicians will be able to assist you in the installation of smoke control systems to meet building regulations and safety standards. As well as smoke ventilation, we can also provide a wide range of natural ventilation systems’.
The majority of the people who die in fire related incidents do not die from the fire itself but from the smoke. Therefore, all smoke ventilation equipment should be fully operational at all times to help vent smoke from the building as quickly as possible allowing people to escape through cleaner air. Maintenance of the smoke ventilation systems includes checking and testing:
- • Window and door actuators.
- • Emergency power.
- • Smoke detectors.
- • The functionality and lubrication of the triggering and control functions.
Emergency lighting repairs and maintenance.
In addition to smoke ventilation systems we also offer servicing and maintenance agreements for emergency lighting systems. Emergency lighting is a battery-backed lighting device that switches on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. The loss of mains power could be the result of a fire or a power cut. Natural ventilation balances the indoor climate by managing the airflow through the windows. With only a small amount of energy used to open and close the windows, a tested comparison shows natural ventilation has 40% lower CO2 emission than a mechanical ventilation. Natural ventilation systems benefit the indoor climate, environment, architecture and your wallet. These systems regulate a building's indoor climate by exploiting the natural forces created by temperature differences between the interior and exterior environment, thermal displacement within the building and winds around the building.