Automatic Fire Curtains: FireSafe PLUS 2
Fire Curtains was founded by Arthur Calow in 2005, based in leicester and manufacturing its own fire and smoke curtains with unique control panels. The company began with only eight employees distributing mainly within the UK but with plans to expand its export market. Over the years Fire Curtains has grown to a company of 65 employees, supplying and installing fire curtains globally, with distributors in U.A.E, Norway, Ireland, Portugal, Latvia, Cyprus and New Zealand to mane just a few.
FireSafe Plus 2
Automatic Fire Barriers
BS EN 1634-1 : 2008
BS EN 1363-1 : 1999
BS EN 1363-2 : 1999
BS EN 12101 Annex B
EN13501-2 : 2007 + A1 : 2009
The FireSafe Plus 2 is an electrically operated automatic Fire Barrier, to be used to form a continuous barrier against fire.
Complete product tested to (BS) EN1634 -1 and achieved a rating of DH (1000 °C, above 60 minutes),
When tested to EN1634-1 the FireSafe Plus 2 product achieved
E - Integrity 60 minutes
W - Irradiance 60 minutes
IZ - Insulating Zone 60 minutes
EI1 45 minutes I (1) Thermal Insulation
EI 2 60 minutes I (2) Thermal Insulation
(IZ measured from 50 mm from face of specimen did not exceed more than 91 °C at 120 mins)
The Specimen was evaluated against the performance requirements for 'Insulating Zone' as detailed within Annex D of PAS 121 : 2007. A movable thermocouple was positioned 50 mm in front of the test specimen and its position adjusted throughout the test so as to maintain a recorded air temperature as close to 180°C as possible.
Classifications as detailed within EN 13501 - 2 : 2007 + A1 : 2009 is therefore detailed as E60 EW60. and the following class can also be used as below.
- EI 45, E60
- EI1 45 / Ei2 60 / E60
- IZ 45
- E60 / EW45 - C0
Class Table Performance Characteristics
R Loadbearing capacity (N/A)
I Thermal Insulation
I1 Thermal Insulation
The mean temperature rise on the unexposed face of the door shall be limited to 140°C above the initial mean temperature, with the maximum rise at any point of the door leaf limited to 180°C
I2 Thermal Insulation - The temperature rise at any point on the frams shall be limited to 360°C measured at 100mm from the
M Mechanical Action - impact test
C Self Colsing
S Smoke Leakage
G Soot Fire Resistance (N/A)
K Fire Protection Ability (N/A)
The curtain head box is manufactured from 1.2 mm zintec steel, the enclosure is rated at the same temperature as the curtain fabric. Removable cover plates are incorporated to allow access to the curtain rollers. Standard head box sizes are 500mm x 200mm larger head boxes may be required where the curtain drop is in excess of 3m. A suitably weighted bottorm bar is provided to prevent deflection and ensure correct operation under gravity.
The unique design incorporates two side by side systems and allows a 100mm gap between each curtains. This creates a thermal insulaton in-between the two layers of fabric traps the heat in-between both elements to reduce the thermal heat and irradiance of heat transference on the non-fire safe side. This provides as insulation barrier so that occupants can pass by safety, on protective "main routes" of escape. The unique design incorporates two back fire curtains which has a 100mm gap between the two curtains.
The system requires the use of Promat 9mm Supalux fire board, if there are any exposed steel surfaces.
The system is designed so that either side of the system can be the safe or fire side.
The specimen was tested to the size of 2750mm x 2750mm furnace opening.
The test was carried out in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1363-1 : 1999 by attaching thermocouples in the required locations to the unexposed face of the curtain.