APC Dayliter Fire + Smoke Vents are the safest way to protect the building's occupants–and firefighters.

One of the first things firefighters do when they arrive at a fire is cut holes in the roof, a process that is dangerous and time consuming.  APC smoke vents automatically open to vent toxic smoke and gases, reduce lateral fire spread, reduce flashback and lower the building's internal temperature.  With APC Dayliter Fire + Smoke Vents, firemen can locate the fire quickly and get into the building faster to attack the firebase directly.

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6 REASONS APC DAYLITER FIRE AND SMOKE VENTS ARE THE BEST CHOICE

Right Image During a fire
Left Image Normal conditions

  • Works Every Time

    APC Dropout smoke vents rely on gravity and the special heat-sensing property of its dome material. When thermally activated by the rapid heat rise from fire, the dome material softens and releases from its retaining frame to vent smoke and gas.

  • Works With All Sprinkler Systems

    Our APC smoke vents work with any sprinkler system including ESFR sprinklers. Our smoke vents operate within five minutes with exposure to fire, and well above 260º sprinkler activation temperatures.  If a specific temperature release above 360º is required, our model AFL can be used.

  • Strong Yet Lightweight

    A typical 4' x 8' APC unit weighs 110 lbs, yet the dome material is one of the industry’s strongest. APC Quadri-dome resists hail, industrial debris and errant birds.

  • Meets Code

    Section 910.2 of the IBC demands that most one-story undivided buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. have smoke vents on the roof. APC vents meet IBC and all older national codes.

  • No Moving Parts

    APC’s drop-out design prevents possible lid closures and is unaffected by snow loads. APC vents have no moving parts to corrode, and they do not require inspection or maintenance.

  • Half The Cost

    APC vents are not only reliable but are extremely cost effective. Easy to install, even in large units, APC vents can offer building owners substantial savings over mechanical vents. APC is the clear choice in smoke and heat vents.

OUR FIRE + SMOKE VENT PRODUCTS

ROOFTOP SMOKE VENTS IMPROVE FIRE FIGHTING

In one-story buildings fire and smoke spreads rapidly. In minutes smoke and gases fill the entire structure.

Unventilated building-fire after two minutes

Unventilated building-fire after three minutes

Unventilated building-fire after four minutes

FIRE + SMOKE VENT CURB STYLES

Double Wall
APC’s double wall aluminum curb is welded at corners and come with Class A insulation for increased insulating values.

Single Wall
APC’s most economical prefabricated curb consists of a wood nailer and Class A insulation. It allows for easy fastening of roof flashing.

FIRE + SMOKE VENT DOME STYLES AND SAFETY CAGES

Double Dome
Double dome construction creates a condensation barrier and offers higher insulation values than single domes.

Single Dome
Our economical units are available with white or clear domes. White domes offer 50% light transmission/clear domes offer 92% light transmission.

Safety Cage
APC Safety Cages are available for fire vents, skylights or explosion vents, including those from other manufacturers. APC Dayliter offers standard cages as well as OSHA compliant safety cages with 4" x 4" spacing.

FIRE + SMOKE VENT UNIT SIZE

We provide 6 standard smoke vent unit sizes and 4 oversized units to best fit your needs.

Standard APC Dayliter Smoke Vent size options
  • Meets UL standard 793 for automatically operated smoke and heat vents.
  • Release rods available for manual operation.
  • APC units will reach full open position within five minutes after initial exposure to fire and before the fire reaches 500° F.
Oversized APC Dayliter Smoke Vent size options
  • Oversized units provide ultimate flexibility when cost savings and fewer roof openings are desired.
  • APC units will reach full open position within five minutes after initial exposure to fire and before the fire reaches 500° F.
  • Meets UL standard 793 for automatically operated smoke and heat vents.
  • Release rods available for manual operation.

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