Introducing our state-of-the-art fire and smoke curtains, the perfect solution for maintaining an open and unobstructed environment while ensuring robust fire safety. Designed for buildings that require top-tier fire and smoke protection without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.
Active fire barriers are lightweight, discreet, and, due to their gravity, fail-to-safe functioning, a reliable method of providing fire and smoke-rated compartments while leaving areas open and unencumbered.
Like other means of fire protection, there are various ratings and performance criteria to be taken into account, such as integrity, irradiance of heat, and leakage of smoke. In addition, there are many operational parameters to consider, including delayed or two-stage descent, obstruction sensors, emergency retract buttons, and curtain signage.
We specialise in fire protection and understand how important it is to ensure that your building meets the current regulations.
The active fire curtain barrier consists of a woven glass fibre fabric. The fabric is tested to withstand temperatures of up to 1000°C + for up to 240 minutes (UL 120 minutes) and irradiance protection of up to 60 minutes, depending on the model.
The active roller assembly, incorporating the fabric, is housed in a galvanised mild-steel box, which is normally bolted to the fabric of the building.
Standard head box sizes are 180mm x 180mm. Larger head boxes may be required where the curtain drop is in excess of 3 metres.
The lower edge of the curtain incorporates a twin inverted mild steel angle and /or LBS steel profile which acts as a weight bar to enable the curtain to unwind upon receipt of as signal from the fire alarm panel or total mains and battery failure.
Metal side guides with a fabric holding system shall be installed to provide a seal between the curtain fabric and the building construction.
Providing 60 minutes of integrity as tested to BSEN1634-1: 2014.
Providing 120 minutes of integrity as tested to BSEN1634-1: 2014.
Providing 240 minutes of integrity as above but also allowing for up to 60 minutes of irradiance (depending on size) or transfer of heat to prevent ignition through a compartment without a direct heat source.
This fabric can also be provided in accordance with smoke leakage resistance as required by BSEN1634-3: 2008.
For customised solutions tailored to your building's specific fire and safety needs, don't hesitate to reach out to our expert team. We're here to provide advice, technical specifications, and quotations upon request.
In accordance with various industry standards and regulations, our fire-resistant curtain products undergo rigorous testing and compliance assessments. These standards include BS EN 1634-1:2014 for fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter, and openable window assemblies, both in single and multiple barrel arrangements. Additionally, BS EN 1363-1:2012 and BS EN 1363-2:1999 provide essential fire resistance test requirements, while BS476-6:1989+A1:2009 addresses fire propagation in building materials and structures.
We also adhere to BS476-7:1997 for determining the classification of surface spread of flame of products. Furthermore, our products meet the criteria outlined in BS EN 14600.2005 for door sets and openable windows with fire-resisting and/or smoke control characteristics, particularly those made from cold-formed welded structural sections of non-alloy and fine-grain steels.
Quality management is paramount, and we are certified under BS EN ISO 9001:2008. In addition to these European standards, we conform to UL 10D and UL 10D S classifications for fire protective curtains in both single and multiple roller arrangements. Finally, our products are tested for air leakage according to UL 1784:2009, and we conduct integrity tests in line with GB14102 standards for Fire Curtain Assembly. These comprehensive assessments ensure that our fire curtain products meet and exceed industry safety and performance standards.