Smoke Vent Systems
PLP carry out maintenance and repair work to a wide range of automatic and manual operated smoke vent systems.
Smoke vents are commonly installed in residential apartment blocks to keep escape and access routes free from smoke.
Manual Opening Vents (MOV) are activated by the operation of either a key switch or push button known as fireman’s controls.
Automatic Opening Vents (AOV) are activated via a smoke detector either connected directly to the smoke vent system or via an interfaced fire alarm system.These systems can also be manually operated via the fireman’s controls
Regular maintenance of both automatic and manual systems are paramount to reliability and performance. BS7346-1 and BS5588-1 recommends that Automatic Smoke Vents (AOV) and Manual Opening Vents (MOV) should be maintained on a six monthly Bi-annual basis to ensure correct operation.