AOV install, testing, servicing and remedial works (Automatic Opening Vents)

VSS Ireland Ltd install, survey, service and provide remedial services for smoke ventilation systems (AOVs) for a variety of applications. From basic head of stairwell systems in domestic properties to more complex, larger systems in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants, office blocks and public buildings. Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs) are an essential fire safety component in any occupied new or old building.

An AOV is activated by a smoke detector or a manual pull station/alarm being triggered in the event of a fire. An open AOV allows smoke to freely flow through it to exit the building, while in other areas, it can be closed manually or automatically to prevent the movement of smoke and heat within the building, containing the level of damage and contamination to unaffected areas.

WHAT IS AN AOV AND WHAT DOES IT DO:

Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs) are an essential fire safety component to any new or old-build commercial or residential building, from offices to apartment blocks to shopping centres and laboratories.

An AOV is activated by a smoke detector or a manual pull station/alarm being triggered in the event of a fire. An open AOV allows smoke to freely flow through it to exit the building, while in other areas, will be closed or automatically close to prevent the movement of smoke and heat within the building to contain the level of damage and contamination to unaffected areas.

BENEFITS OF AOVS:

There are many benefits to having correctly installed and working AOVs in a building.

  • Allows for the smoke to exit a building as opposed to being trapped in a confined space, causing hazard to occupants
    Smoke elimination allows for better visibility for the safe evacuation of a building
  • Substantially decreases the possibility of flashover (an instance of a fire spreading very rapidly through the air because of intense heat.)
  • Slows the increase in temperature
  • Decreases the amount of smoke damage done to a property during a fire

All our AOV engineers are trained, certified and skilled to test that all your AOV components and parts are installed and operating in accordance to manufacturer guidelines, meet current fire safety standards and building regulations, and most importantly, function as intended in the event of a fire when they open and close without issue.

Upon completion of the Assessment or Installation, a thorough inspection report will be issued detailing the findings on each location, including details of wear and tear, recommended maintenance required and proposed retesting dates if required. Using bespoke reporting and certification software, our clients can receive these detailed reports within 72 hours of onsite project completion. All VSS Ireland site works are overseen by our experienced contract management team and service delivery department.

Contact us for a no obligation consultation to get started, or book your AOV service today.

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