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Airtrak RTV Ridge Tile Ventilator
Application

  • Suitable for providing ventilation to a tiled or slated roof ridge at a pitch of over 25°. To be used in conjunction with the Airtrak LPS Low Pitch Soaker.
  • E Version: For increased resistance to both wind uplift in exposed locations and corrosion in coastal locations, the ventilator can be supplied in 1.0 mm-thick, 316 grade stainless steel. Where extreme weather conditions are likely, consideration should be given to providing more weathering cover to upstands and slating or tiling to improve the integrity of the detail.
  • FR Version: To reduce spread of fire through ventilation apertures, the ventilator can be supplied with an intumescent seal.

Note: Standard Airtrak details assume moderate weather conditions. Small amounts of moisture may be admitted under heavy storm conditions. Where more severe weather conditions are likely, consideration should be given to increasing the vertical overlap dimension to upstands and to slating or tiling to improve the integrity of the weathering detail. For slate and tile details the manufacturer also recommends the use of the Airtrak LPS where appropriate. Contact manufacturer for further technical help.

Description

Provides ventilation of most ridge tiles using traditional wet laid methods. Particularly suitable where the existing ridge needs to be retained or on heritage properties where a dry ridge system may be inappropriate.

Features and benefits:

  • Includes a certified and storm-rated weather strip to the underside, which serves to check wind-driven rain on the face of the tiles or slates and also to seal any fixings through into the top batten.
  • An expanded stainless steel mesh on the face of the RTV provides a key for the mortar bedded ridge tiles.

Applications:

  • Suitable for providing ventilation to a tiled or slated roof ridge at a pitch of over 25°. To be used in conjunction with the Airtrak LPS Low Pitch Soaker.
  • E Version: For increased resistance to both wind uplift in exposed locations and corrosion in coastal locations, the ventilator can be supplied in 1.0 mm-thick, 316 grade stainless steel. Where extreme weather conditions are likely, consideration should be given to providing more weathering cover to upstands and slating or tiling to improve the integrity of the detail.
  • FR Version: To reduce spread of fire through ventilation apertures, the ventilator can be supplied with an intumescent seal.

Note: Standard Airtrak details assume moderate weather conditions. Small amounts of moisture may be admitted under heavy storm conditions. Where more severe weather conditions are likely, consideration should be given to increasing the vertical overlap dimension to upstands and to slating or tiling to improve the integrity of the weathering detail. For slate and tile details the manufacturer also recommends the use of the Airtrak LPS where appropriate. Contact manufacturer for further technical help.

Installation:

Consult manufacturer's literature for details.

General information
Material

Insect mesh: Vinyl-coated glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)

Expanded metal lath: Stainless steel

Weather strip: Neoprene closed cell expanded foam

Size

Overall width: 125 mm

Length: 1000 mm

Uniclass 2015
Pr_30_59_29_71 Roof ridge ventilator tilesPrimary
CAWS

H65/740 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed ridges

H65/77 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed ridges

H62/740 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed tile ridges

H61/740 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed tile ridges

H60/740 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed ridges

H60/77 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed ridges

H62/77 Mortar bedded and mechanically fixed tile ridges

Specification data - Roof ridge ventilator tiles
Product Reference

Airtrak RTV Ridge Tile Ventilator

Standard.

Airtrak RTV-E Ridge Tile Ventilator

Increased exposure.

Airtrak RTV-FR Ridge Tile Ventilator

Fire resistant ventilator with intumescent seal.

LPS low pitch soaker

Airtrak LPS

For tiled roofing.

Airtrak LPS225

For slated roofing.

Standard product features

Material:

  • Insect mesh: Vinyl-coated glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).
  • Expanded metal lath: Stainless steel.
  • Weather strip: Neoprene closed cell expanded foam.

Size:

  • Overall width: 125 mm.
  • Length: 1000 mm.

Ventilation:

5 mm continuous air gap equivalent.

Product Options

Product reference:

- Airtrak RTV/ Airtrak RTV-FR:

  • Material: 0.7 mm-thick 304 grade stainless steel.
  • Safe to use with other metals (lead, copper, zinc) under normal inland (non-marine) conditions.

- Airtrak RTV-E:

  • Material: 1.0 mm-thick 316 grade stainless steel.
  • Increased resistance to chemical corrosion and marine environments.
  • Safe to use with other metals (lead, copper, zinc) in coastal environments.

Intumescent seal (Airtrak RTV-FR only):

  • Size: 4 x 30 x 1000 mm.
  • External finish: Foil wrapped for moisture protection.
  • Activation: 180–200°C.
  • Expansion ratio: 30:1.

LPS low pitch soaker:

  • Material: 0.5 mm-thick aluminium.
  • Overall width: LPS: 175 mm; LPS225: 250 mm.
  • Overall length: 1000 mm.

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