Glass & Curtain Smoke Baffles
Smoke is very dangerous and causes most fatalities during a fire. Reduced visibility due to smoke may make it difficult for occupants to identify and follow exit paths for safe evacuation. A correctly designed Smoke Control system is critical for the safety of occupants in any building. A number of key solutions are used within building design to combat the problems associated smoke zones and compartmentation prescribed by the BCA.
Australian Fire Control can provide both Glass & Curtain Smoke Baffles.
These system consisting of non-combustible glass/fabric that creates a smoke reservoir with an intention to keep the smoke layer above head height to aid safe, unobtrusive evacuation.
The advantage of using a smoke curtain is the flexibility, a smoke curtain provides two options:
i) a fixed smoke curtain baffle
ii) a hidden, automatic drop-down smoke baffle
A Fire Engineer can provide comment within the report to allow no side guides, Australian Fire Control can provide smoke leakage rates of the curtain to allow this type of design to be included in a project. This allows freedom in design, thus making wide-open safe spaces for people to gather.
The advantage of using a glass smoke baffle system would be appearance, the system offers a transparent solution for areas requiring minimal interference to line of sight.
If you are searching for a Smoke Baffle system to specify in your next project talk to us today!