Cuvent International has recently installed a comprehensive Smoke Ventilation System at Metrofile in Glen Anil, Durban. Metrofile (Pty) Ltd is a leading document management company. They provide services for the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information and distributes a complete range of document management and mailing systems equipment. Curvent International is proud to be associated with this well-known company. The objective of this installation was to focus on
Smoke extraction is one of the essential means to promptly secure a building when there is a fire. Allowing the smoke and toxic fumes to evacuate undoubtedly contributes to the paramount safety of the people still inside of the building. It's a well-known fact that smoke inhalation is actually the most frequent cause of injury or death in the case of a fire. The smoke and fumes can lead to unconsciousness after only three breaths. Automated windows is a very efficient smoke
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance!!! It is essential for regular equipment service. Here is Why?
Maintenance saves lives! Paying to have your maintenance done is truly a worthy venture, because an investment in Maintenance is an investment in safety. If your ventilation system equipment is not working properly, this will complicate rescue operations during fire emergencies. So be sure to make safety your priority! A well-maintained smoke ventilation system, along with you
Smoke Curtains and Smoke Baffles are generally used to assist with natural or mechanical smoke exhaust systems by creating smoke reservoirs.
Baffles (Smoke Baffles A.K.A. Draft Curtains)
(such as glass, plasterboard bulkheads, etc.)
They are utilized to create large cordoned off sections of ceiling, confining heat and smoke, for fire prevention purposes. Intended to keep the smoke layer above head height to assist a safe evacuation.
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The Curvent Fire-X 1620-EN fire ventilator is a smoke and heat exhaust ventilator In the event of fire, the spring loaded louvred blades open automatically to allow hot gasses to exhaust. This smoke test video shows exactly how the smoke is extracted once the fire alarm has been triggered. Talk to one of Curvent's smoke extraction experts for more information on our ventilation range. #SmokeExtraction #SmokeTest #smokeventilation #smokeextraction
The opening of Curvent's new flagship showroom on the 14th and 15th of August proved to be a huge success. The industry suppliers, installers and customers thoroughly enjoyed the mornings workshop and experienced the wide range of ventilation products and systems on display. After several months in construction, our new showroom has been developed to showcase our entire product range included smoke and natural ventilators, the complete range of façade solutions and Curvent's
Inhaling the smoke of a fire damages the body through asphyxiation (lack of oxygen), chemical asphyxiation, thermal or chemical irritation, or a combination of these. How can it cause cardiac arrest? Your heart is responsible to pump blood throughout your body, transferring required oxygen to various essential organs of the body. Smoke inhalation causes a decrease in oxygen to the body. This could lead to your heart stopping and going into cardiac arrest. You might misinterpr
Smoke is dangerous: It is a well-known fact that the most frequent cause of death in a fire is smoke inhalation. Fumes can lead to unconsciousness in just three breaths, and to death after ten. These toxic fumes pose a serious risk, and that is why it is important to understand the invisible dangers of the "toxic-wins"; Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide. Rob Schnepp, Chief of Operations at Alameda County Fire Department and Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief of “Fire Engineerin
Louvres consist of parallel horizontal blades built from various materials – glass, wood, aluminium – that controls light infiltration and airflow into the building. They allow air and light to pass through whilst keeping out undesired elements such as dirt, debris, water, rain, moisture or the sunshine. Louvres are, fundamentally, a ventilation product. The design of louvres, which includes the blade and the frame, differs depending on the type of ventilation required. Diffe
About the product: The Fire-x 1620 –EN is a slope mounted louvre bladed fire ventilator that has a low profile design to magnify the architectural aesthetics of any building. The louvred blades are designed to close individually over its own rain channel, providing a waterproof system in the locked position. In the event of fire, the spring loaded louvred blades open automatically to allow heated gasses to exhaust. This will aid in the building’s structural integrity against
Curvent International has been in the South African ventilation market since 1984. One of the facets of efficient smoke ventilation is the importance of having the right ducts fitted for the removal of smoke and or hot gas from building areas during a fire. The importance of using the right material for ducting: It is important to make sure every client’s duct installations are up to standard and carry air smoothly throughout the system without any leaks. Any holes or cracks
How do they work? Smoke curtains also known as smoke baffles or fire curtains is a substantial, noncombustible curtain that is hung tightly against a ceiling. Smoke baffles cordon off sections of a large ceiling for fire prevention purposes. A smoke baffle acts as a partition of heat and smoke in the event of a fire and help with the controlling, reducing and repeatedly will prevent the spread of smoke throughout the affected building. Some of the benefits of these curtains a
In layman’s terms, automated windows represent windows that open and close automatically and works with an electric windows system. It is typically positioned in public buildings such as in shopping malls and office blocks. These automation are a cost-effective solution for a smoke ventilation system while also assisting with natural heating and cooling strategy. How do they work? Automated windows can be controlled from automated systems or with the help of a remote control.
Curvent International (Pty) Ltd manufactures, distributes and installs a broad range of ventilation solutions, designed with intent and installed with purpose. We also supply auxiliary products for our clients depending on the project and scope of work.
Our auxiliary products include custom build ducting, industrial extractor fans, window automation, smoke baffles, smoke control systems to name a few.
Purpose Made Ducting (Standard Ducting and Fire Rated Certified Ducting)
Automatic heat and smoke vents are usually mechanically opened by springs, pneumatic actuators or electrical motors. Curvent International (Pty) Ltd manufactures, distributes and installs a wide range of smoke extraction and ventilation systems. Contact one of our smoke vent experts on +27 11 826 5959. Heat and smoke vents, also known as "gravity vents", are installed in buildings as an active fire protection measure. They usually are openings in the roof with the intention t
The Courier Guy is a courier company in South Africa with 47 branches nationwide. They were founded in 2000 and has since built a strong reputation through strong customer relations and effective personal service. Today The Courier Guy is trusted, recognized and the fastest growing courier company in South Africa. Curvent International is proud to be associated with a company of this stature. We have installed 72 x FXV Fire-X vertical louvres at their new warehouse in Cosmo C
Airport Junction is an upmarket shopping, dining and lifestyle destination which opened its doors for trade in April 2012.The mall is adjacent to the A1 Freeway leading towards the Eastern suburbs of Phakalane and Phakalane Golf Estate. It is situated only 7.2kms away from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport and walking distance to the Town Lodge Hotel. Curvent International supplied and installed x 44 Fire-X 1620G's fire ventilators for the Airport Junction Shopping Ma
Johanesburg Emergency Management Services acting fire chief Arthur Mqwa says the government owns the building where a deadly fire claimed the lives of three firefighters on Wednesday. The building, at Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street in the Johannesburg CBD, does not comply with emergency services regulations. Mqwa said the deadly fire managed to spread to lower levels because the floors were not sealed and there were papers and boxes in the ducts. "Our heroes passed away trying t
We all saw or heard of the fire that broke out at the East Rand Retail Park in Boksburg. “The fire started in Coricraft, and then jumped to other stores like Adidas, Tekkie Town and Jam,” said Eric Maloka, Ekurhuleni metro’s disaster and emergency services spokesperson. The last thing any business needs or wants is for it to go up in flames. This is why there are very strict Regulations when it comes to fire safety and protection against fire in any building in South Africa,
Sovereign Foods remains one of the major poultry producers in Africa, being the 4th largest producer in South Africa. Curvent had the pleasure to supply and install Fire King Type FK750S slope mounted multipurpose smoke ventilators at their Hartbeespoort branch. These ventilators will enhance natural ventilation as well as ensure proper fire ventilation should a fire break out. Become a part of our story contact our ventilation specialists @ 011 826 5959 #fireventilation #smo