For all new build projects as well as existing buildings, there are many regulations and rules surrounding the setup of smoke vents and systems for ensuring a safe environment in the case of fire. These systems are referred to as Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation (SHEV) systems and have a key role in saving the lives of a building's occupants.
Both natural and mechanical ventilation systems can be used as part of SHEV systems, with each one suited to a different type of building. Natural smoke ventilation relies on the buoyancy of hot gases, and uses automatically-opened vents to draw rising smoke, heat and harmful gases off out into the open naturally.
The timing of the opening of smoke vents is of crucial importance, as it is this which allows occupants to escape quickly. It is therefore recommended by many professionals that an automatic vent system as described above is put into place for maximum efficiency and safety.
There are several different possible locations for automatic opening smoke vents, including: the automatic opening window, which releases smoke into the atmosphere; the smoke shaft and AOV, where smoke flows via a window or door to the vent and after that out into the atmosphere; and the stairwell AOV, where smoke flows though an AOV at the top of a stairwell.
Even in the absence of a natural smoke vent system, this enables improved safety conditions allowing occupants to evacuate the building and firefighters and first responders to access the scene and carry out their work quickly and efficiently.
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