Replacement Smoke Control AOV System to Apartments in The Rocks, Sydney

  We were recently approached to replace existing, malfunctioning electric chain actuators on 6 units at Cove Apartments, The Rocks, Sydney. The existing actuators were originally designed to close upon smoke alarm activation while allowing opening by means of a local day to day switch. The actuator chains and fittings had corroded and broken due … Continue reading Replacement Smoke Control AOV System to Apartments in The Rocks, Sydney

Smoke Control AOV’s On The New OMNIA Luxury Apartments, Potts Point, NSW

BlueSquared have recently installed window actuators and UPS window smoke control panels on the New OMNIA Luxury Apartment Development at Potts Point, NSW. BlueSquared were sub-contracted to Carrington Electrical Services, who are the electrical contractor on the project, with Probuild being the main contractor. The 19-storey tower incorporates approximately 135 apartments along with retail and … Continue reading Smoke Control AOV’s On The New OMNIA Luxury Apartments, Potts Point, NSW

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Window Actuators-Common Faults Caused by Incorrect Selection or Installation

Most electric actuators used in facade or window automation systems generally speaking have a 12 month or 10,000 to 20,000 cycle warranty, or which ever of the two occurs first. The 12 month period should always lapse first. Ok, there are exceptions, even finely engineered machines fail sometimes. Some or most of the problems when … Continue reading Window Actuators-Common Faults Caused by Incorrect Selection or Installation

Integration of Window Automation with Home Automation Systems

  The introduction of home automation systems in to existing or new build homes are increasing globally year on year. In a recent report "Home Automation System Market by Protocol and Technology (Network and Wireless), Product (Lighting, Security and Access Control, HVAC and Entertainment Control), Software and Algorithm (Behavioral and Proactive), and Geography - Global Forecast to … Continue reading Integration of Window Automation with Home Automation Systems

Types of electric actuators, controls and their uses in the facade/window automation Sector

Within the facade/window automation sector there are 3 main types of electric actuators- Chain drive actuators Linear drive actuators Rotary drive actuators Within these three actuator categories there are countless variables and their uses vary greatly. Chain drive actuators are available in 24v DC and 230v AC (main powered). There are 12v DC chain drive … Continue reading Types of electric actuators, controls and their uses in the facade/window automation Sector

Industrial Roof Ventilation-Passive Ventilation

Industrial roof ventilators for passive ventilation come in many different shapes and sizes and are suitable for most factory, warehouse and maintenance facilities to name a few. A traditional passive roof ventilator sits on the ridge of a roof as this is the highest point of the roof and the optimal position to exhaust the … Continue reading Industrial Roof Ventilation-Passive Ventilation

New Build Dwelling High level Window Automation

We were approached by Bespoke developer Woodford Homes to provide a solution for opening high level windows in a new build home they were constructing. Woodford Homes initial thoughts were to have manual winding gear to operate the windows, BlueSquared costed both manual winding and also Electric chain actuator systems as a comparison. The Electric … Continue reading New Build Dwelling High level Window Automation

Optimise Air Quality in Buildings

Natural Ventilation in Buildings can be created by the use of automated facade/window opening. Internal air quality can be vastly improved, replacing stagnant air with fresh outdoor air, reducing the build up of CO2 while cooling down the fabric of the building at the same time. All creating a healthier and more productive working environment. … Continue reading Optimise Air Quality in Buildings

Passive Smoke Ventilation

Passive smoke ventilation allows the natural buoyancy of warm/hot air to free a building of deadly smoke build up. High level windows or vents in the facade or on the roof are opened upon activation by either independent smoke detectors, Fire alarm system or manual activation. Hot smoke that is starting to rise and build … Continue reading Passive Smoke Ventilation