Apex Engineering offers cost-effective solutions in Smoke Ventilation, Smoke & Fire Curtains and Mechanical smoke extraction systems

Apex Engineering offers cost-effective solutions in Smoke Ventilation, Smoke & Fire Curtains as well as Mechanical smoke extraction systems. We pride ourselves on finding the best solution for each ventilation situation and ensure it meets the SANS 10400-T as well as the EN102101 codes.

Apex Engineering is committed to maintaining quality standards through continuous research and development programs in all disciplines of our industry. The future of the company lies in our total commitment to quality products, continued development, and most importantly our level of service to you the customer.

SMOKE VENTILATION SYSTEMS PRODUCTS

offered by Apex Engineering South Africa.

A well-designed Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation System – SHEVS – should be able to maintain a smoke-free clear layer of at least 2,5m above the highest occupied space, thus providing escape conditions and allowing the building to be safely evacuated with minimum risk of smoke inhalation, injury or death. All Apex Engineering smoke and heat exhaust ventilation products are subjected to rigorous testing to comply with the latest South African Building Standards SANS 10400-T specifications. Our natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems are designed to extract smoke from the interior of a building through automatically operable roof-mounted ventilators, in compliance with Part 2 of the EN 12101 code.

Apex Engineering also installs powered smoke and heat exhaust systems to enhance ventilation. These systems ensure that fans and cabling comply with the relevant part of the EN 12101 code, and that the company’s research and development objectives are on par with the latest international developments.

The success of a powered exhaust system is its ability to pre-empt elevated temperatures and ensure a sufficient fresh air route is in place to allow the extraction of smoke and hot gas, without fanning the fire.

In designing an effective smoke control system, smoke containment is a critical and often-overlooked design consideration. Successful smoke containment is often achieved by the introduction of physical barriers, such as smoke curtains. Smoke curtains are generally used to create a smoke reservoir, by containing and limiting the travel distance of smoke. It is important to install a tested and certified product. RVI remains one of the leading manufacturers in the area of smoke containment and is thoroughly skilled in producing static smoke barriers certified to EN 12101 Part 1 specifications. For energy-efficient smoke control systems, required for complex buildings such as shopping malls, high-rise office buildings, and atriums, smoke channeling and direction flow to a predetermined collection position requires the installation of operable smoke curtains, certified to EN 12101 Part 1 standards.

Mechanical Smoke Extraction

Horizontal Discharge

Primary application of mechanical extraction fans is smoke control in the building industry. Fans can be utilized for mechanical day-to-day ventilation. 

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Smoke Ventilation

Horizontal Smoke Extraction

Natural day-to-day ventilation Natural smoke exhaust in case of a fire. No Fan power consumption required. Compliance with EN12101-2. CE Certified

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Static Smoke Curtains

Fixed/static smoke curtains are most effective when used as part of a smoke control system. For example, it is possible to create smoke reservoirs from which smoke and hot gasses can be extracted or diverted

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Mechanical Smoke Extraction

Vertical Discharge

Primary application of mechanical extraction fans is smoke control in the building industry. Fans can be utilized for mechanical day-to-day ventilation with multifuction vents.

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Multifunction Vents

Vertical Mounted Ventilators

The Multifunctional wall-mounted ventilator offers natural day-to-day ventilation. Natural smoke ventilation in case of fire, and no requirement for for fans. 

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Coopers Fire and Smoke Curtains

Coopers Fire offer an unparalleled range of vertical and horizontal fire and smoke curtain barriers. Coopers Fire are the original patentees of electromechanical fail safe system. 

smoke ventilation and extraction Solutions Apex offers

Apex Engineering is a Supply & Install company that provides the following smoke ventilation & extraction systems.

Mechanical Smoke extraction Systems

Car Park Ventilation, Smoke Extraction, and Smoke Control/Clearance systems.

Smoke Extraction

Forced smoke extraction by means of smoke exhaust fans and ducting.

Smoke ventilation - Multipurpose Roof Ventilators

Natural smoke ventilation by means of Certified roof and vertical ventilators.

Smoke and Fire Curtains

Smoke and Fire Curtains, produced by certified manufacturers.

A well-designed Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation System – SHEVS – should be able to maintain a smoke-free clear layer of at least 2,5m above the highest occupied space, thus providing escape conditions and allowing the building to be safely evacuated with minimum risk of smoke inhalation, injury or death.

All Apex Engineering smoke and heat exhaust ventilation products are subjected to rigorous testing to comply with the latest South African Building Standards SANS 10400-T specifications.

Our natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems are designed to extract smoke from the interior of a building through automatically operable roof-mounted ventilators, in compliance with Part 2 of the EN 12101 code.

  • Any building with a floor area of over 500 m2 must be provided with smoke ventilation, this can be done with open-able windows, panels or other openings (Roof ventilators i.e. Slope ventilators or Louvred ventilators).
  • The ventilator equipment must be located on the roof or in the upper third of the wall of the building.
  • The openings must be equal to 3% of the floor area or in the case of a D2 or D3 classification (Moderate Risk and Light Risk Industrial) be equal to 1.5 % of the floor area.
  • Any building above 2500 m2 fitted with a sprinkler system cannot be equipped with smoke ventilation equipment that works with a fusible link. (New SANS 10400 regulations).
  • Larger and more complex buildings will require most of the time that a rational design be carried out.
  • A rational design takes into consideration a lot of factors from; the materials in the building, the potential fire size, escape times, clear layers for escape of the occupants of the building etc.
  • Rational designs will 9 out of 10 times be carried out by a Fire Engineer or a Mechanical Engineer.
  • Apex Engineering can facilitate rational designs with professionals.

Apex Engineering smoke ventilation solutions