- What are fire curtains?
- How do fire curtains work?
- What is gravity fail safe?
- Are fire curtains easy to install and how much room do they take up?
- Why not use standard steel fire shutters?
- My question is not here, what should I do?
A: In its simplest form, a fire curtain is a large roller blind, concealed/retracted in a metal box, which unrolls downwards when needed. When not required, it retracts back into position, hidden from view. Go to Top
A: As previously described, a fabric curtain, capable of resisting high temperature smoke and gases is rolled on to a steel roller, powered by a special internal tubular geared motor. With a heavy bottom bar attached to the curtain, the blind will descend, on command, into the path of the smoke.
When not required, the unit will either automatically or on manual reset, retract into its concealed position until activated again. Go to Top
A: Fail safe means that if there is a failure in the main functions of the system, the power supply or other battery back up connection fails then the curtain will descend. Even in the event of a total power failure then the gradual and controlled descent of the curtain is very important. Go to Top
A: Due to the compact nature of the product, Smoke & Fire Curtains Ltd products are able to fit unobtrusively, almost anywhere. They are not a product designed to be seen and therefore tend to be concealed within the ceiling void, above the false ceiling.
However, again due to their compact size, they can also be incorporated into structural steel works, beams, architectural finishes, etc.
There are numerous ways that the units can be attached to the structure. Some of the most common are: suspension from threaded drop rods, attachment direct to the underside of slab, attachment to RSJ / steel beam and attachment direct to side of slab. Go to Top
A: Fire curtains are a lot more efficient that normal steel shutters as they:
Contain heat more efficiently than steel, compact and stylish,
safer than heavy steel curtains which can roll down unexpectedly,
highly advanced electronics & controls,
suitable for refits and building refurbishments,
designed to work with the building management systems,
specifically designed to be fail safe if required and more reliable than steel shutters which were designed for two duties, ie security & fire.
A: If you can not find an answer to your questions then please send us an e-mail or just make a telephone call to +44 (0)330 0539660. For free information, without any obligations. We would be happy to answer any questions. Go to Top