Smoke Ventilation

Smoke ventilation systems are life safety systems designed to facilitate the safe escape of occupants in the event of a fire and also enable the fire to be fought in its early stages.​​ There is well defined and strict legislation and design guidance that defines and governs the installation, performance and maintenance of Smoke Ventilation systems that must be considered and adhered to when specifying any system.

How do smoke control systems save lives and protect property?

• By keeping escape and access routes free from smoke
• By facilitating fire-fighting operations
• By reducing the risk of the fire developing further
• By protecting the contents of the building
• By reducing the risk of damage to the building​

Whether the building application is residential, commercial, healthcare or educational, a smoke ventilation system should be included as part of the overall fire strategy for the building. This system could either be Natural, using the natural buoyancy of hot smoke, Mechanical, with the use of powered fans.

Learn more about Smoke Ventilation here.

Smoke Heat and Exhaust Ventilation Systems.

SE Controls offers a comprehensive range of natural and powered smoke heat and exhaust ventilation systems (SHEV) suitable for any type of building.

Smoke Control Systems, AOV/Smoke Vent Actuators.

Our products are tested in accordance with the relevant EN12101 harmonised suite of standards for smoke control compliance and designed in accordance with BS7346-8 Code of Practice for planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of smoke control systems.


Video - Mechanical Smoke Ventilation

Successfully Keeping the Escape Route Free of Smoke.

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