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BILCO’s Acoustical Smoke Vents Limit Noise Intrusion at New Houston Theatre

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Watch how the BILCO Company’s acoustical smoke vents were used to help transform a former warehouse into a 3-stage theatre at The Gordy in Houston.

Architects specified seven acoustical smoke vents from BILCO for the project. Two vents measure 4-feet x 7-feet, 6-inches and others are 4-feet x 6-feet. Vents at The Gordy feature STC 50 and OITC 46 sound ratings, the highest on the market. The smoke vents limit noise intrusion and are widely used in concert halls, theatres and other applications where outside noise can impact performance quality.

Acoustical smoke vents also include the standard properties that help firefighters bring a fire under control by removing smoke, heat and gases from a burning building. Vents also feature a Thermolatch® II positive hold/release mechanism that ensures reliable vent operation when a fire occurs. Vent covers open automatically upon the melting of a UL-listed 165F fusible link.

The vents are fully insulated and gasketed for weather-tightness, and gas springs have integral dampers to assure the covers open at a controlled rate.

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