JTK Power has launched new ventilating machinery for air raid shelters
JTK Power introduced its IVL-1 ventilating machinery in early April. It is intended for air raid shelters and has been under development at JTK Power for the last 18 months.
“We have decades of experience in building doors and hatches for air raid shelters. We developed this machinery because we want to offer our customers a comprehensive solution for civil defence shelters, including ventilation. It all started at our customers’ request. Our new ventilating machinery takes all the relevant laws and regulations carefully into account,” Timo Viitala from JTK Power explains.
Tested and approved by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
This was a long development project, as the process included several tests and checking that every single component functioned as it should. The entire structure of the machinery has been approved by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Eur Fin). The machinery incorporates an activated carbon filter which filters several war gases. The ventilating machinery has also undergone fusion flow tests and an impact load test, which is used to measure, for example, the impact of an imagined bomb on the structure.
The product is part of Finland’s national defence, which means it has to be absolutely reliable and comply with all the required criteria. Every component in the product has been developed with the best possible end result in mind.
Works with muscle power in an emergency
The ventilation machinery runs on electricity, but is also equipped with a hand-cranked system to allow it to be used with human power in an emergency. It is suited for various air raid shelters; for example, in large blocks of flats, schools, hospitals and other buildings.
“We are 110% certain that this machinery will work in an emergency. Our customers have received it warmly, and we are happy to be able to supply a product that will help keep people safe.