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AOV Smoke Vent Rooflights

Flat glass AOV smoke vents provide an attractive BS EN 12101-2 compliant solution for heat and smoke ventilation allowing natural light into the building without compromising the health and safety of the occupants.

Roofglaze AOV Flatglass Rooflights

Our AOV Smoke Vent Rooflights provide an aesthetically-pleasing solution without compromising on the health and safety of the building’s occupants.

Key Features

Options for an Aerodynamic Free Area (Afa) of 1.0m² and 1.5m² are Available

Compatible with Both Flat and Pitched Roofs

A Fully Thermally Broken Aluminium Frame Prevents Cold Bridging

Powered by Two 24v Concealed Folding Arm Actuators

Control Panel Comes with Electric Lock, Battery Backup and Transformer

Total System U Values as Low as 0.9 W/m².K are Achievable

Fully Insulated Base Frame Provides Excellent Thermal Efficiency

Certified to EN12101-2 Smoke and Heat Ventilation

Access and Ventilation Options

Full Integration to Building Fire Management System

Quick and Easy to Install Cover Cap for Concealed Fixings

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AOV's meaning and the benefits of having one

Automatically opening vents (AOVs) can be a lifesaver in the event of a fire. They are the unsung heroes of building safety, ensuring the air quality remains safe, and occupants have a clear escape route by venting smoke outside. The installation of an AOV system could mean the difference between life and death for those inside a building when a fire breaks out.

AOVs provide many benefits to commercial and residential buildings. They are designed to open automatically when a fire is detected, which helps to reduce smoke inhalation, a leading cause of fatalities in fire accidents. This means occupants can evacuate the building safely and quickly without being hindered by poor air quality.

The significance of AOVs is further emphasized by their ability to enhance the overall air quality within a building. They promote better air circulation and improve the health of building occupants by removing stale air and other pollutants. This creates a more comfortable indoor environment, and better air quality is proven to have a positive impact on people’s physical and mental well-being.

By installing AOVs, building owners can also reduce their energy bills while promoting a sustainable environment. The vents allow for hot air to escape during the summer months, which lowers the need for air conditioning, and in winter, AOVs regulate indoor temperatures, reducing the need for heating.

The installation of AOVs is a necessity for building safety. They provide peace of mind to occupants and building owners while also promoting better air quality and energy efficiency. By taking this small step, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones in the event of a fire.

Why do you need an Aov system?

An automatic opening vent (AOV) system is a lifesaver. Moreover, it’s not just a piece of equipment, but a critical component of any building’s fire safety strategy. When a fire breaks out, an AOV system springs into action, opening windows and vents to allow smoke and heat to escape and fresh air to enter the building. As a result, this can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the safety of building occupants.

In the UK, buildings without AOV systems are at a higher risk of fatalities and injuries in the event of a fire. As a matter of fact, the thought of losing a loved one or suffering from fire-related injuries is devastating. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your building has an AOV system installed. According to a report by the Association of British Insurers, buildings with AOV systems experienced 80% fewer fatalities and 50% fewer injuries compared to buildings without such systems.

Furthermore, an AOV system is not just a means of natural ventilation, but a symbol of safety and security. Consequently, it gives people the peace of mind that they need to go about their daily lives without worrying about the risk of a fire. In fact, the UK government requires AOV systems to comply with the British Standard for smoke control systems, BS 7346-1, which ensures that these systems are properly designed, installed, and maintained. In addition all AOVs must be tested in accordance with BS EN 12101-2 and BS EN 12101-8.

Therefore, if you’re a building owner or manager, you have a responsibility to ensure that your AOV system is in good working order. Regular maintenance and testing can make all the difference in the event of a fire. By investing in an AOV system, you’re not just protecting your building, but also the people who live or work in it.

Testing your smoke ventilation systems

Ensuring the safety of a building’s occupants is crucial, and smoke ventilation systems with automatic opening vents play a significant role in achieving this goal. However, testing and commissioning these vents are necessary to guarantee their proper functioning during a fire. In this regard, regular testing is crucial to ensure that automatic opening vents respond correctly during an emergency, preventing smoke and harmful gases from building up inside the building.

To elaborate, the testing process involves inspecting the vents, triggering the fire alarm, and testing the response time, opening force, and closing mechanism of the vents. Moreover, regular testing ensures that these vents work efficiently, even after extended periods of inactivity, as they may develop faults or malfunction due to environmental factors. Therefore, the commissioning of smoke ventilation systems with automatic opening vents should be a priority for building owners and managers.

The safety of building occupants and firefighters is at stake when automatic opening vents are faulty. In such situations, the consequences can be disastrous, causing serious injuries or fatalities to those trapped inside the building. Thus, the testing and commissioning process of smoke ventilation systems is essential to ensure that these vents function correctly, assuring that they will save lives during emergencies.

In conclusion, testing and commissioning automatic opening vents in smoke ventilation systems are crucial for building safety. Regular testing and maintenance of these vents can prevent disastrous consequences, ultimately saving lives in case of a fire. Building owners and managers should prioritize the safety of their occupants, and by doing so, they demonstrate their concern for the people occupying their space.

Roofglaze Aovs

Roofglaze AOVs are a fantastic solution for ensuring the safety of your building. Automatic Opening Vents or AOVs are critical for providing natural ventilation and smoke control during emergencies, and Roofglaze’s AOVs offer the best quality and reliability.

Roofglaze AOVs are designed to exceed the latest safety standards and regulations, providing a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for both commercial and residential properties. These AOVs are available in various sizes and configurations to suit different building types and designs.

With Roofglaze AOVs, you can rest assured that your building’s safety is in good hands. The easy installation, operation, and maintenance make them an ideal choice for any building owner. The quality of these AOVs ensures that you can enjoy the benefits of a reliable and effective safety system for years to come.

Don’t compromise the safety of your loved ones or employees. Choose Roofglaze AOVs to ensure the ultimate safety of your building. AOVs may seem like just another component of your building’s safety system, but when it comes to emergencies, they can save lives.

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