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FireMaster® 4/1000 - Vertical Active Fire Curtain

FireMaster® 4/1000 - Vertical Active Fire Curtain

Coopers Fire Ltd

An electrically operated active fire curtain barrier assembly used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element.

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Application

Suitable to be used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element and for use in lobbies and receptions, openings in walls, egress and corridor separations, stairs and escalators, lifts and lift lobbies.

Description

An electrically operated barrier assembly. Barrier assemblies comprises a woven steel and glass fabric wound on to a steel roller, powered by an internal 24 V d.c. electric motor, enclosed within a 1.2 mm stainless steel box. A bottom bar is fitted to the bottom edge of the curtain providing tension to the curtain with sufficient weight for the curtain to ‘fail-safe by gravity’.


The 24 V motor contains an electromagnetic brake to arrest motion of the curtain when in the open position. Barrier assemblies have been tested to the requirements of BS EN 1634-1:2014 for ‘Fire Resistance’ (240 minutes integrity). Barrier assemblies have been tested to the requirements of BS EN 1634-1:2014 for ‘Radiant Heat Flux’ (30 minutes).


Operation:

Barrier assemblies commences movement upon initiation of alarm or power or system failure, and fully deploy to the fire operational position within the range of velocities of 0.06 m/s to 0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are site adjustable without altering the bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for ‘safety in use’ according to the location, nature or function of each unit.


In the event of a mains supply power failure, the curtain is retained in the open position for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes), using battery back-up power. At the end of the period, the barrier assembly will deploy.


Fire resistance:

240 minutes (4 hours) integrity (single).


Radiation resistance:

35 minutes <15kW/m² (single).


Classification:

E240 EW30 C0.


Certification:

Complete barrier assemblies are certified by an independent accredited certification body operating to ISO/ IEC 17065:2012. Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.


Product certification, performance and/ or testing:

  • Barrier assemblies are certified by an independent accredited certification body operating to ISO/ IEC 17065:2012.
  • Barrier assemblies have been tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1. The barrier assembly achieved 240 minutes integrity and 30 minutes radiation.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies have been tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524-1.
  • The fabric used in the barrier assemblies have been tested to BS 476 pt 6 and pt 7.
  • The fabric used in the barrier assemblies have been tested to BS 6853.
  • The fabric used in the barrier assemblies have been classified as 'A1' to EN 13501-1.


Approving standards:

The following standards apply to this product:

  • BS EN 1634-1:2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1363-1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363-2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501-2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS 476-6, Method of test for fire propagation for products.
  • BS 476-7, Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame for products.
  • BS 6853: 1999 – Annex D.8.4, Methods for measuring smoke density.
  • BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.
  • BS EN ISO 14184-1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2015, Environmental management system.

General information

Finish

Galvanized

Powder coated

Material

Steel

Frame.

Fabric

Glass fabric.

WarrantyDescription

One year

Uniclass

Pr_25_80_79_94 Vertical active fire curtain barriersPrimary

CAWS

L20/610 Roller shutters/ curtains

Specification data - Vertical active fire curtain barriers Enhanced data

Standards

To PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Size

Insert requirement.

Performance

-

Durability class

C0.

Fire resistance

240 minutes (4 hours) integrity (single).

Barrier units

Flexible metallic fabric.

  • The main curtain fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, which is a stainless steel wire reinforced glass fabric fire barrier. It has an area weight of 690 g/m²-5%, +10%.
  • The curtain fabric offers dimensional stability and is non-combustible to BS EN 13501-1 + A1– Reaction to Fire.
  • The fabric has passed testing to BS EN 1634-1, BS EN 1363-1, BS EN 1362-2 and BS EN 1634-3 (Fire/Smoke Resistance).
  • The fabric has passed testing to BS 6853 (Methods for measuring smoke density).
  • The fabric has passed testing to HSG 248 (Analysis of Material for the presence of Asbestos).
  • The fabric has passed testing to BS EN 14184-1 (Textiles – Determination of Formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).

Deployment

Full.

Activation

Commences movement upon initiation of alarm or power or system failure.

Accessories

None.

Beam protection and obstruction warning.

A beam detector, with delay timer which will sound in the event of any obstruction being placed in the barrier drop line when mains or emergency power is available.

Emergency retract.

Touch button retract facility for multi-escape and emergency services entry when mains or emergency power is available.

Split drop delay.

To partially deploy to pre-determined level to permit escape, and initial smoke containment. After delay fully deploys to its fire operational position when mains, or emergency power is available.

Visual alert system.

Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.

Voice warning.

Audio or spoken multi message facility when mains or emergency power is available.

Classification

E240 EW30 C0.

Frame colour/ finish

Galvanized.

Powder coated.

Available upon request, insert colour requirements.

Concealment

Flush fit.

Suspended ceiling with recessed shallow gap.

Suspended ceiling with patented SLAT™.

Self levelling access trim.

3 mm or 5 mm diameter wire

End fixed.

Face fixed.

Recessed fixed.

Recommended 5 mm gap between side guide and building material.

Side channels

End fixed.

Face fixed.

Recessed fixed.

Recommended 5 mm gap between side guide and building material.

Fixing

Face fixed.

I beam.

Soffit.

Suspended with unistrut fit.

Environmental information

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

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