Fire Curtains

A fire curtain is used where, if there is a fire, it is necessary to create a temporary barrier within an opening which seals off the area on fire. The curtain descends and prevents any fire and smoke from spreading from one area to another. It also allows people access to protected escape routes without any loss of fire resistance.

They provide 180 minutes of continuous fire containment with a standard drop down system. Each curtain is suspended on a single barrel up to 6 metres wide and 8 metres high. Overlapping curtains are used to protect larger areas, please see our architect’s page for more information on our multi-barrelled fire curtain systems.

High and certified performance – FOGO fire curtains have been tested as fire barriers for either 60, 120 or 180 minutes resistance, in accordance with EN 1634-1. They have E60-C, E120-C and E180-C ratings in accordance with EN 13501-2, thereby achieving an integrity rating for either 60, 120 or 180 minutes.

Another versions if our fire curtains have class EW 120 in accordance with EN 13501-2, what demonstrates that the fabric re-radiates only a limited amount of heat.

No power needed to operate it – FOGO fire curtain unwinds to its operational position under the influence of gravity in a “gravity fail-safe” manner without the need for power.

Compact and low in weight – FOGO fire curtain is lightweight and compact, which enables it to be installed easily in a place with space constraints such as a false ceiling. Such a roller fire curtain is much more unobtrusive than a roller shutter with a comparable performance.

Virtually invisible when rolled up – There are no visible fixings either on the underside of the headbox or on the bottom bars. The headbox, the bottom bar and the side guides can be powder-coated to a RAL colour to blend in with the building.

A wide range of options – FOGO fire curtain can easily be adapted to the physical constraints of the building. All system components – headboxes, fabric, bottom bars, drive systems – can be customised to your needs. See our options tab and leaflet for further information.

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Smoke Curtains

FOGO automatic smoke curtain prevents the movement of smoke and heat generated by a fire from one area to another by channelling or containing the smoke and heat.

The smoke curtain has fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configurations and can be integrated into either a suspended or a solid ceiling. It remains hidden until required.

The smoke curtain comprises a flexible heat resistant fabric which is impervious to smoke and hot gases, wound around a circular tube. Upon receiving a signal from the fire detection or on loss of power the curtain automatically unwinds to its operational position.

All FOGO smoke curtains are classified acc. EN 12101-1 and are CE marked. This guarantees that they will operate reliably and safely.

They are available with either a D90 or a DH60 rating, providing protection for a defined period and at a defined maximum temperature.

Our smoke curtains are well suited to most industrial and commercial buildings as they are unobtrusive, moving to their active position only when needed.

Why us?

High performance – Designed to operate for 1,000 cycles at normal ambient temperatures in the range from 0⁰C to 60⁰C, and to withstand hot air and smoke at temperatures up to 600⁰C for up to 120 minutes once only.

A wide range of options – Smokemaster can be adapted to the physical constraints of the building. All system components – headboxes, fabric, bottom bars, drive systems – can be customised to your needs. See our options page by clicking the tab above for further information.

Smoke curtains are CE marked. The D90 curtain material achieves a resistance to smoke at 600°C for a minimum of 90 minutes. The DH60 curtain material achieves a resistance to heat for a period of 60 minutes. All types of material achieve class A2, in accordance with EN 13501-1.

FOGO fire curtains are available either as a single unit, or as either a double horizontal or a double vertical unit for continuous runs, where fabric is overlapped to form a continuous barrier.

Passive smoke curtains

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Automatic smoke curtains

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Conveyeur system fire closures

Confirming of a fire closure in places where goods or materials are transported, represents a particular challenge.
Due to building regulations, walls or ceilings which serve as partitions within buildings in the terms of fire protection may not contain apertures. Exceptions are permitted if so called for by the use of the building. When conveyor technology is implemented we offer connected, unconnected and pneumatic conveying-system closures.

If conveyors penetrate building closures which consist of fire-resistant and smoke proof walls and ceilings due to the concept of fire protection, the resulting apertures have to be shut in case of fire or fault with a conveying-system closure. Objects on the conveyor belt are also automatically recognized by the corresponding sensor technology and the conveyor belt is cleared.

Depending on the application, different types of drive and opening systems can be used, e.g. liftable, sliding, pivoting elements or elements with flaps,  with separated or continuous conveyance. Because of the high requirements of this double function a conveying-system closure differs significantly from a regular fire protection door and therefore is also verified according to special guidelines.

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James Lane, Head Of Fire Engineering, BB7, wrote an article on Dubai’s high rise problem in January. Speaking in the wake of the Address Hotel fire, he wrote that “reviewing footage posted by various sources online does, however, support the popular view that the main conduit for the rapid spread of flame up the outside of the building appears to be the Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) with a polyurethane core used for the external cladding system.
“Suggestions for a solution include spraying the external surface with fire resisting coatings, retro-fitting façade sprinklers or “simply” recladding all the affected buildings. Either of which would attract massive costs.”
The retro-fitting skyscrapers with exterior sprinklers or spraying them with fire-retardant materials is likely to be delayed until legal wrangles over whether developers or building owners bear the prohibitively expensive costs are resolved.
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