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Automatic Opening Vent Systems

We Understand Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) Systems

Our team are highly experienced in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) Systems, designed for smoke extraction and day to day ventilation.

Our expertise has been gained and fine tuned over the past 40 years working on natural ventilation solutions for clients across a range of different sectors, and we now offer a range of state of the art control systems and pneumatic & electrically actuated ventilators, all designed and manufactured by Kingspan Light + Air, which allows us to create AOV systems to meet all needs and requirements.

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What are Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) Systems?

Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs) can be used for daily ventilation as well as smoke exhaust. Advanced control systems typically include temperature, humidity and CO2 sensors to maintain a comfortable interior environment for building occupants, while also serving to keep them safe in the event of a fire. AOVs utilise fresh air to optimise indoor air quality and to let smoke out in the event of a fire to create safe, smoke free escape routes and access or fire-fighters.

Multi-functional Capabilities

AOVs can also be used to optimise diffusion of natural daylight into the building, and we have manufactured a wide range of rooflights offering superb light transmission and high insulation properties that can also serve as AOVs for smoke extraction and daily ventilation.
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Fire Safety Standards & Building Regulations

All Kingspan AOV systems meet rigourous fire safety standards and building regulations, and smoke and heat exhaust vents (SHEV) used as part of an AOV solution use automated drives (electric & pneumatic) to open in the event of a fire.

When smoke or a fire is detected in a building zone, an alarm is triggered which alerts AOVs to open to extract smoke, while AOVs and fire safety solutions in other zones including dampers and doors will be closed to prevent smoke entering that zone.

AOV Systems FAQs

AOV stands for Automatic Opening Vent and is a smoke control system designed to vent air or smoke, but they are mainly used to control the ventilation/extraction of smoke during a fire.
When a smoke sensor is triggered, the AOV system will trigger an actuator which opens windows or smoke vents to extract smoke
AOV systems utilise fresh air and are multifunctional in that they can also provide daily ventilation for a building, optimising the indoor air quality and providing fresh air to occupants. 

AOVs can also be used to optimise diffusion of natural daylight into the building, and Kingspan have manufactured a wide range of rooflights offering superb light transmission and high insulation properties that can also serve as AOVs for smoke extraction and daily ventilation.

View our range of Smoke Management Products

Our Accreditation's

Kingspan Light + Air UK

Mellyn Mair Business Centre

Lamby Industrial Park

Wentloog Avenue, Cardiff

CF3 2EX

+44 29 2000 2695