AAC125HPCWL – Rytons Cowled Super Acoustic Controllable LookRyt AirCore
- Retro-fitted core ventilator with external cowl for background room ventilation.
- Allows the introduction of fresh outside air into the room to disperse moisture, odours and other airborne pollutants.
- Use in noisy areas to reduce the amount of noise entering the building for a more peaceful environment.
- External cowl protects against excessive weather conditions and alleviates air blasts through the cavity.
- Unique draught reducing panel manually adjusted with an easy push/pull or tilt action allowing air to be controlled as required.
- Paint or wallpaper the panel to match room décor for a discreet appearance.
- External water baffle prevents transfer of water across the cavity.
- Cowl and external grille U.V. stabilised to slow down the effects of sunlight.
- Patent No. GB 2523676.
Sound Reduction & Equivalent Area:
- Sound reduced by 45 dB with internal grille fully open and 50 dB when closed (Dn,e,w) (tested by BRE Acoustics).
- 8,400mm² (84cm²) equivalent area (tested to BS EN 13141-1:2004 and independently verified by the BRE).
- Cowl: 217mm L x 210mm H x 93mm D.
- External grille: 166mm L x 160mm H.
- Tube: 127mm (5″) Dia. x 358mm L.
- LookRyt panel: 172mm L x 172mm H.
- Terracotta: AAC125HPTCWL.
- Buff/Sand: AAC125HPBCWL.
- White: AAC125HPWCWL.
- LookRyt panel: Magnolia (may be painted or wallpapered to match décor).
- Cowl and external grille: U.V. stabilised high impact polystyrene.
- Tube: High impact polystyrene containing sound absorbent foam lining (tube contains recycled plastic). Softening point: 70ºC (unlined). Melting point: 120ºC (unlined).
- LookRyt panel: High impact styrene. Melting point: 160-180ºC (unlined).
- Box quantity: 1 set.
- Box size: 44cm W x 19cm H x 22.5cm D.
- Box weight: 0.885kg.
- Measurement of airborne sound insulation was made in accordance with BS EN 20140-10: 1992.
- Single number quantities were calculated in accordance with BS EN ISO 717-1:1997.
- Equivalent area tested to BS EN 13141-1:2004 and independently verified by the BRE.
- Also refer to: The Building Regulations 2000, Approved Document F,
- The Building (Scotland) Regulations, Mandatory Standard 3.14,
- The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, Technical Booklet K,
- British Standard BS 5250.
Questions & Answers:
- Will installing more than one vent to achieve a greater free area have an effect on the acoustic performance? We asked the BRE who said “The performance of the ventilator will not degrade when you put in more of them. The composite sound insulation performance of the façade will degrade if you increase the number of ventilators, assuming that they are one of the weaker links.”
- Will the vent reduce sound from inside to outside as well as from outside to inside? The BRE has advised us that it’s reasonable to assume that ‘reciprocity’ applies to the vents. That is, the third octave values for sound reduction index are the same in both directions (out to in and in to out).