What type of stairwell smoke ventilator can I use?

A stairwell smoke ventilator is an AOV which provides at least 1.0m2 of free area when open. It usually serves one of two purposes;

  • to evacuate any smoke that gets in the stairwell of small buildings,
  • or, more commonly, it provides replacement air for a lobby smoke extract system in large buildings.

The most common product types of stairwell ventilators are illustrated below.

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6 advantages of chain drives (chain actuators)

SCS Group’s Faye Young has been working on the Heathside and Lethbridge development’s smoke control and ventilation systems. The transformation of the Heathside and Lethbridge Estate will create a high-density, mixed-tenure development. The project will deliver 512sqm of retail floor space, 768sqm of community floor space, an energy centre and 1192 residential units in contemporary apartment buildings ranging from 3 to 17 storeys in height.

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A case study of Czar Peter District, Amsterdam

Situated in the trendy and bustling Czar Peter district of Amsterdam, the former primary school on Blankenstraat, has been imaginatively yet sensitively converted into an impressive mixed-use building housing loft apartments and offices. Urban roof terraces offer the apartment residents fabulous views over the city and were made possible through the installation of Glazing Visions Skydoor rooflights which use Easivent's folding arm actuators.

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It's all about the window actuator: Everything you need to know

What is a window actuator?

An actuator is a type of motor for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, usually an electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure or pneumatic pressure. It then converts that energy into motion. In building services engineering there are two types of actuator commonly used;

  1. Valve actuators for controlling valves within BMS systems 
  2. Actuators for controlling ventilation equipment or automatic opening windows
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Easivent welcome visitors from Germany for product training days

EASIVENT is proud to be the sole UK supplier of the unique Simon RWA product range and we were therefore delighted to welcome two very special visitors from the company for product training days in February.

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Easivent makes it Easi for you to self-install AOV kits and smoke control systems

Smoke control without the smoke and mirrors

 

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