The function of an automatic opening smoke vent is to exhaust noxious gases, smoke and dissipate heat thus preventing heat building up to a flash over and spontaneous combustion within a building.
Releasing the smoke from the building via smoke vents improves visibility and reduces smoke inhalation for the occupants evacuating the building and for the emergency crews working within the building.
They also increase the speed and efficiency of evacuation. Automatic smoke vents also reduce smoke travel and the resultant damage to property from smoke travel within the building.
Automatic Smoke Vents form an integral part of the fire safety strategy for any multi-storey building. They are typically controlled by the building fire detection system. We recommend smoke vents be serviced in conjunction with your fire detection system.
All our fire detection service engineers are trained to service and maintain a variety of smoke vents and smoke ventilation systems.