Vertical Fire Curtains
Vertical Fire Curtains are life safety systems that are designed to arrest the spread of fire in a building. The assembly comprises a fire resistant fiberglass fabric wound over a roller and all encased in a compact head box that is typically installed above the ceiling to be virtually invisible until activated.
When activated by either a general fire alarm or a local detector, the fire curtain descends from its holding position within the head box to its operational position (floor level) and thus forms a physical barrier for fire compartmentalization. Using the Gravity Fail Safe System, our fire curtains descend without the need for power and are fail to safe systems. These fire curtains have enabled large open building designs where otherwise permanent fire rated partitions would be required.
E180 and E240 minute fire rated models
Compact ‘nearly invisible’ headbox with multiple fixing methods
Flexible and durable fire rated fiberglass fabrics
Lightweight assembly that greatly lessens structural load
Slim compact guides
Bottom bar, side guides and headbox can be powdercoated to blend in to surroundings
Up to 8.5m width x 7m drop on a single roller
Virtually unlimited width without intermediate support using mutliple rollers
Guaranteed Gravity Fail Safe (no power needed)
An optional braking system for stage descent during deployment.
Partial descent to a predetermined drop to permit initial escape and smoke containment, after delay the barrier descends to closed position.
A beam sensor by itself can be used as either a block sensor or an override; when the fire alarm goes off and someone passes through the
barrier the beam sensor can be wired to either stop the barrier in its tracks or to retract the barrier.
Please note that when used in isolation the beam sensor does not trigger a sound.
Delay on Alarm
The system control can be automated to allow a time delay on the alarm for a number of minutes before the barrier descends to its fire operational position.
Audio Visual Alert
Flashing light and sirens are connected to the control panel and provide a warning when the barrier is about to drop. When the fire alarm is prompted, and the
fire farrier deploys the beacon will flash and a sounder alert until the signal from the alarm is lost.
Please note that when used in isolation the audio-visual unit does not stop the fire barrier descending or retract the barrier.
Emergency Retract Button
Hold on retract facility for escape and emergency service access.