Are you using the right cable?

Fire rated cable is required in all life safety system installations, they are designed to maintain circuit integrity and continue to work for a specified period. To fully comply with the regulations Category 3 cable should be used for all smoke ventilation installations.

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Make way for the EV-301 and EV-601

We’ll soon be rolling out our new EV-301 and EV-601 panels as an all singing and dancing replacement of the SP-300 and SP-600 panels.

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Advantages of hatch and louvred stairwell smoke vents (AOVs)

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

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What our Approved Installers say about Easivent training

Easivent has now been running Approved Installer Training for over a year, with 7 training sessions completed and 15 companies becoming Easivent Approved Installers.

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Using a stairwell smoke ventilator (AOV) for roof access

A stairwell smoke ventilator is an automatic opening ventilator (AOV) providing at least 1.0m2 of free area when open. It helps 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. 

However, there are other uses for a stairwell AOV:

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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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Electrical contractor self-installs mechanical smoke shaft system

Wheeler Electrical won the electrical contract for the new student accommodation at Camberwell College of Arts, which included installing an 11-storey mechanical smoke shaft system. With support from Easivent, Wheeler Electrical decided to self-install the system using Easivent’s modular smoke shaft system. Read our case study...

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Ensure you understand smoke control for residential buildings

Easivent offers a comprehensive range of AOV kits designed specifically for self-installation by mechanical and electrical contractors.  The product range comprises kits containing ventilators or actuators, control panels, smoke detectors and switches designed to work out of the box without the need for specialist installation or commissioning service.  Although smoke control systems can be onerous to design and install for complex buildings, the majority of smoke shaft and AOV systems are very similar and well within the capability of a competent trade contractor.

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