Fire Curtains can be easily described as an alternative to Fire Shutters
They are much more complicated than their alternative, with good reason too.
According to firecurtainetechnologies.com, Fire curtains are a deployable, textile opening protective that seal off an area on fire to contain and prevent smoke and fire from spreading. Fire curtains are made of a flexible fire-resistant woven fiberglass textile, with steel guides and headboxes.
Where are Fire Curtains used?
Since they can be installed completely hidden above the ceiling, fire curtains offer a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional solutions. They are normally used in open-plan situations and where the aesthetics of the building matter the most, like atria, mall, stairwells, lobbies, and in front of elevators of commercial buildings. Generally, most fire curtains are able to provide 60, 120, or 180-minute fire ratings.
How do Fire Curtains work?
In the event of a fire, the fire curtain descends upon receiving a signal from the fire control panel to seal off an opening. Fire curtains feature a fail-safe gravity technology. The fire curtain will deploy under gravity at a steady speed even if there’s no power in the building.