The industry term for a roof turbine ventilator is commonly known as a Whirlybird, which literally means helicopter. Helicopters have spinning blades, and Whirlybirds typically have cylindrical domes with fins that spin in the wind to create a vacuum, sucking up warm air out of a building. The term Whirlybird® Turbine Ventilator is registered as a trademark by a company in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in the United States (2013). However Wikipedia describes a Whirlybird as an Atti
With the Covid-19 lockdown in full operation it undoubtedly tends to lead to various questions that needs to be carefully looked at and considered. We found this very well laid out guideline for ventilation, specifically the design, construction and maintenance of an effective natural ventilation system for control of infection in a health care setting. World Health Organization Guidelines 2009 Authors: World Health Organization Publication Details: Editors: James Atkinson, Y
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of environmentally responsible and resource-efficient processes throughout a building's lifecycle: From planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. (Wikipedia) It’s a well-known fact that buildings are responsible for large consumption of energy, electricity, water and material. Green buildings aim to reduce the env
Fire dampers are passive fire protection products used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts to prevent the spread of fire inside the ductwork. Ducts are conduits or passages used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to deliver and remove air.
When a rise in temperature occurs, the fire damper closes, usually activated by a thermal element which melts at temperatures higher than ambient but low enough to indicate the presence of a fire, a
Powder coating comprise a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat.
It is conventionally used to produce a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is principally used for coating of metals, such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, drum hardware and automob
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
The costs of your employee health care can climb quite a lot without proper ventilation, or poor air quality, in work areas. This can also cut into a business' projected profits Employees working in an environment with good air quality tend to have better health and work more efficiently and productively. Pinnacle rooftop turbines deliver natural, no-cost climate control. Optimize production and performance with green, wind-driven roof ventilation that can help protect you fr
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
It is always reassuring to know that the product you require for your ventilation applications, delivers when it comes to its purpose. Here are three characteristics that are very important when looking to install pinnacle rooftop turbines: Efficiency within its purpose The turbines have to be able to run smoothly and effectively, moving air continually. A Good rooftop turbine naturally ventilates the hot and stale air inside of the building with pleasant and fresh air from o
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.
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Pinnacle Rooftop Turbines is a proudly South African manufactured vent. Not purely is these types of vents very cost-effective but they are moreover an outstanding natural ventilation system. Whether installed on a flat or slope mounted roof they are ideal to ventilate factories, workshops, warehouses, agricultural greenhouses or stores, school assembly halls, atriums and other building structures which require effective ventilation. These silent extraction units also elimina
Pinnacle Turbines offers continuous natural ventilation by replacing hot, stale air inside buildings, with clean fresh air from outside. Pioneer Foods is one of the largest South African producers and distributors of a range of branded food and beverage products. The Group operates a number of world-class production facilities producing a range of products that includes some of the most recognisable and best loved brand names in South Africa, including the following power bra
What is "SHEVS"? "SHEVS" is also known as a smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems. These are either natural or powered systems used to remove smoke, caused by a fire, from a building. These systems will enable a clear escape route on the lower bottom of the building as well as help to reduce the damage of the fire to the building. In order for Curvent's ventilation experts to design the most effective smoke and heat ventilation solution, it is important to consider a wi
Manufactured from high quality, lightweight materials, our Pinnacle Turbine ventilators are designed to fit all roof types, and integrate seamlessly into the design of any building. Once installed, they run for free, and require virtually no maintenance, making them one of the most popular and affordable ventilation options available in South Africa. These cost-effective and efficient ventilation system is ideal to ventilate factories, workshops, restaurants, storage areas, s
Why consume electricity when you can tap into the power of natural ventilation? Our roof-mounted Pinnacle Turbines have fins that catch the wind. Thus, avoiding any unnecessary operating costs. Contact our turbine experts on 01 826 5959 with your roof turbine requirements. https://www.curvent.co.za/pinnacle-turbine #Pinnacle #turbine #naturalventilation
Rooftop turbine vents is a type of an exhaust vent. They have fins that open when they turn in the wind, and this spinning action creates suction that draws hot, humid and stale air outside. In most situations, turbine vents need little or no maintenance, but it’s not impossible for problems to occur as listed below: 1. Obstructions or rust in vents : Normally the force of even a slight breeze will cause the turbine vents to spin. As it spins, the air blown from the vent is s
A turbine vent is a passive rooftop ventilation device. With the slightest breeze a roof turbine vent starts to spin. As soon as it starts to spin, it vacuums hot air out of the building. The faster it spins, the more air it exhausts. In contrast, an active ventilation device might be an electrical powered fan or roof ventilator. Passive vents work for free and in almost all instances are very quiet. Contact our turbine experts on 011 826 5959 with your roof turbine requireme
Curvent’s Pinnacle Turbine ventilators is a natural roof turbine ventilator offering continuous ventilation with no operating costs.
Manufactured from high quality, lightweight materials, our Pinnacle Turbine ventilators are designed to fit all roof types and integrate seamlessly into the design of any building.
After some market research we have decided to introduce two new alternative sizes in the Pinnacle Turbine range,namely the CPT350mm and the CPT500mm. We are pleas
1. Extremely cost-effective:
Pinnacle Turbines runs without running costs. Our rooftop turbines use natural ventilation and minimal maintenance, making it the most affordable system to naturally ventilate any building. 2. Environmentally friendly:
You do not require any electricity for our turbines to operate, making them a chosen system for green ventilation. 3. Guaranteed for 5 years. 4. Renowned for highly robust design and construction for extreme weather conditions.