What is an AOV Kit and why do I need one?

Here at Easivent we wanted to make it easier for you to get your job done. So, we put together a range of AOV Kits which provide a solution for just about any smoke ventilation requirement in a building.

Easivent’s Kits are designed for self-installation and meet the requirements of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The Kits can be installed as either stand-alone systems or be inter-connected to form modular "smoke shaft" systems without the need of additional interfaces or software. 

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Reduce the risk with Easivent’s new compliant AOV Kits

It’s the responsibility of installers to ensure their systems are complaint. This risk can be reduced by ensuring the products they use are certified and compliant.

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5 additions to your control panel (which aren’t as expensive as you think)

You’ve installed our smoke/daily vent control panels, but did you know you can add on some features at little extra expense?

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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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What is a stairwell AOV system?

Stairwell automatic opening ventilators (AOV) are used in the stairwells of flats and office buildings where protecting the common escape routes is of paramount importance. 

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;

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5 effective smoke control systems used by M&E contractors

Smoke control systems are installed to ensure stairways and communal corridors remain relatively free from smoke and heat in the event of a fire within a dwelling to enable occupants of the building to escape safely. In tall buildings (with a floor over 18m high) these systems assist firefighters in gaining access to fight the fire from inside the building.

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