Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs)
Smoke ventilation systems are used in buildings for a number of reasons, one of those is to clear smoke from core areas like stairwells and corridors to help people escape safely from buildings in the event of a fire. In order to try and ensure the system operates as intended every time, it is important that the equipment used has proven levels of reliability under demanding conditions and is built to sufficient quality standards and CE marked accordingly.
EN 12101 is a ’European Norm‘ suite of standards covering Smoke Ventilation equipment including dampers, fans and control equipment. EN 12101-2 specifically covers ’Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators‘, and this includes automated windows used for Smoke Ventilation, often known as AOVs (Automated Opening Vents).
why choose aov windows?
Every multiple occupancy building must have smoke vents to ensure harmful fumes have a manner of escape from the building in the case of a fire. Being linked to the smoke alarm system means that these vents will open automatically.
AOV's windows can save lives by keeping key escape routes in the building clear of harmful smoke.
These vents can also provide natural ventilation to maintain a comfortable environment and provide fresh air if the building is to hot.
Aumaxum are a certified WindowMaster Partner who specialise in smoke ventilation products and solutions for the improvement of the indoor climate for commercial and residential grade projects.
WindowMaster actuators and control systems for natural, hybrid, and smoke ventilation are of the highest quality, tested by local and international regulatory bodies.
We integrate WindowMaster Actuators with the tested Schueco systems to provide a reliable and fully tested solution for smoke ventilation.