Natural Ventilation, Smoke Ventilation, Window Automation

By: SE Controls Africa  03-19-2011
Keywords: design, environment, Control Systems

Natural Ventilation by Automatic Window Control
Automatic opening windows can provide an efficient way of cooling a building and removing airborne contaminates inexpensively and effectively, to improve the indoor environment for its occupants.
For natural ventilation systems, the window openings can be controlled by smart algorithms to provide a greater efficiency of comfort. Operating in this manor rather than opening the windows in an arbitrary pattern provides more flexibility to changing external conditions for increased ventilation rates.
Smoke Ventilation by Automatic Window Control
The automation of windows or vents for smoke ventilation is widespread as it is a cost effective way of delivering a smoke ventilation system, with low capital cost but also the added advantages that it allows natural daylight in as well as doubling as a natural ventilation system.
By introducing automatic vents at high level that open upon detection of smoke, the smoke is allowed to escape to the atmosphere providing a clear escape route and increased visibility for the fire service to enter the affected area.

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