New product provides smoke safety

New product provides smoke safety

A revolutionary new product from Xtralite will greatly aid the construction industry in terms of smoke ventilation and safety both in new build, retro-fit and restoration projects.

The recently developed Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) which provides enhanced connectivity and boasts a powerful 24-volt electric motor which effortlessly powers the arms which open the vent. Upon detection of smoke the vent will open automatically through an integrated system giving building users peace of mind.

Smoke and heat ventilation systems are designed to ensure a natural flow of smoke from the building to the atmosphere and AOV’s fulfil this requirement by giving building managers a safety option that reduces the build-up of heat and allows cool air to enter the building whilst also aiding the egress of building occupants.

The product has been tested to EN12101 – 2:2003, a legal requirement under the Construction Products Regulation 2013 and the European standard for smoke and heat control systems and supersedes BS7346:1991 as the UK’s product standard.

Jim Lowther, sales director Xtralite, said:"Our AOV fulfils a market niche in that it combines the aesthetics and practicalities of a rooflight and the essential safety of smoke ventilation". "We are pleased to be able to provide a practical solution to the industry in this area drawing on our knowledge in this sector and feel that this is a significant step forward in protecting buildings and users in the future.”

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