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FCO façade ventilator

FCO can provide either inlet or extract ventilation as well as permit the entry of natural daylight, and is suited to most kinds of industrial and commercial buildings. FCO is not tested or certified for smoke control ventilation.

Detailed description

Frame manufactured from corrosion resistant aluminium alloy grade 3005 in accordance with EN 573-3, with stainless steel fixings. For installation in the vertical only. Not tested or certified for smoke control ventilation.

Dimensions / size range

  • Twelve width options from 426mm throat width to 2326mm throat width.
  • Twenty two length options available from 658mm to 3451mm throat length.

Louvre options

Depending on the application, louvres made from:

  • Single skin aluminium
  • Single skin wired glass
  • Single skin laminated glass
  • Single skin toughened glass
  • Insulated double skin aluminium
  • Twin wall clear polycarbonate
  • Twin wall opaque polycarbonate

Seals are either low-loss brush seals (for aluminium louvres) or rubber seals (for glass or polycarbonate louvres), which reduce air leakage when closed.


  • No seals
  • Low-loss brush seals (for aluminium louvres)
  • rubber seals (for glass or polycarbonate louvres)

These reduce air leakage when the ventilator is closed.

Body options

  • Louvres set within the ventilator body
  • Louvres protrude from the front of the ventilator when they open

Colours/ finishes options

  • Painted to a RAL colour
  • Mill finish

Fixing options

Suitable for fixing either into curtain walling, glazing or prepared openings.

Controls options

  • 230V AC
  • 24V DC
  • Manual
  • Pneumatic

For both electric and pneumatic versions, either double action locking mechanisms, failsafe open or failsafe closed.

If used as either an electric or a pneumatic smoke ventilator, activation is either by local thermal fuse which opens the unit at a pre-selected temperature, or by responding to an external release signal.

Optional accessories

  • Bird guard
  • Insect guard
  • Burglar guard

Please contact us for more information relating to the application, specification, installation and servicing of this product.

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