Automatic heat and smoke vents are usually mechanically opened by springs, pneumatic actuators or electrical motors.
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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 to vent the heat and smoke developed by a fire from inside the building or factory by the action of buoyancy.
Heat and smoke vents are typically installed in buildings or factories that either has a large number of people and or stores allot of commodities that can cause very high heat temperatures. Smoke venting is also beneficial to increase visibility for manual fire fighting efforts.