Studor, a world leader in drainage ventilation and specialist manufacturer of Air Admittance Valves (AAVs), has updated the Tec-Vent fire retardant AAV. The original version, launched in 2003, was the first of its kind in the world.
Manufactured from flame retardant material, the Tec-Vent is specifically designed for buildings such as schools, airports, hospitals, high-rise structures and other public areas, as well as in oil and gas, aviation and other industrial settings where flame retardance is a priority. The Tec-Vent can also be used domestically where fire retardance is important for residents’ safety.
Studor’s UK Managing Director Stephen Taylor comments:
“The Tec-Vent is the perfect option for the design and construction community to specify and use instead of extending expensive flame retardant vent piping. It offers considerable savings to penetrating through roofs or walls, while offering no compromise to safety or efficiency”.
The Tec-Vent is UL Classified in the United States and has active approvals worldwide. It is sold across Europe, Asia and Australia, with installations including Doha International Airport and the Denver Convention Centre.
Protecting the trap seals in the drainage system, the Tec-Vent allows fresh air to enter and ensures that the pressure within the drainage system is properly balanced. When the flow stops the Tec-Vent closes by gravity and prevents any foul air and dangerous gases escaping and entering habitable space.
Studor has more than one million products installed each year across six continents, and its worldwide distribution network extends to more than 50 countries. The company has a rich history and specialist knowledge making it well placed to help architects, engineers, specifiers, plumbers, and end-users solve their drainage ventilation issues.