Automatic Opening Vents

What is an Automatic Opening Vent ?


AOV is simply an abbreviation for ‘Automatic Opening Vent’. An AOV system is a control system designed to vent air or smoke from a building.


AOV control systems are used mainly to control the ventilation of smoke in a fire. Changes to building regulations were made due to the results of investigations into smoke inhalation.


When a detector or call point is triggered, an AOV control system will open actuators, windows or vents, to create ventilation. This clears smoke for people leaving the building, and vents smoke out of the area that has been triggered.


The standard relating to the installation and maintenance of AOV systems is EN:12101.


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