A vent designed specifically to fireproof smaller gaps and openings in the façade while maintaining the necessary venting.
Flame and ember resistant Gap Vent
The gap vent is a vent developed by Securo with the aim to secure small, uneven gaps and openings in old wooden facades while maintaining required venting. Typical application can be openings at ends of roof boarding. The gap vent will secure these openings while ensuring necessary venting.
A unique quality of the gap vent is that it is flexible. It can be pressed flat but will bounce back to its original shape when the pressure is released. This property makes the gap vent suitable for use in small air gaps of varying width. The product is easy to install by hand and is barely visible from the outside once installed. The vent is easy to remove without leaving any trace on the building, making it well suited for listed/protected buildings.
The Norwegian organization for cultural heritage recommends the product in its guide for fire protection of old wooden churches.
The gap vent can be described as a wire mesh tube containing a string of intumescent. The vent will not seal the gap when installed but allows necessary venting. The mesh is dimensioned to stop embers and flames. The intumescent will expand when exposed to heat and will fill and close the vent. Hence, the vent will stop both embers and initial fire as well as sustainable fire.
The standard dimensions 20 mm and 40 mm diameter can be used in gaps up to 16 mm and 30 mm, respectively.
Available in desired lengths.
Diameter: 20 mm and 40 mm
Tested in accordance to: prEN 1364-6:2016
Fire rating 20 mm:
E55 tested in wood
E60 tested in gypsum
(Placed double, the vent can achieve E60 and EI20 and E60 and EI48 in wood and gypsum respectively.)
Fire rating 40 mm:
E57 tested in gypsum
Firebreather technology (FB) is a unique concept for the development of passive ventilation grilles which has the exceptional characteristic that they block the spread of flames, heat and embers with immediate effect in the case of fire.