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Fire Curtain - FireMaster® A1 - Vertical Active Fire Curtain - Vertical Active Fire Curtain Barriers

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Fire Curtain - 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

Fire curtain suitable to be used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element.

Description

Fire Curtain - An electrically operated active fire curtain barrier assembly used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element. Fire Curtain 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-thick steel box. A bottom bar is fitted to the bottom edge of the fire curtain providing tension to the fire curtain with sufficient weight for the fire 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 14600:2005 for ‘Durability of Self-Closing’ (500 cycles on primary power and an additional 50 cycles using back-up power; closing speed of 0.08 m/s). Fire Curtain Barrier assemblies have been tested to the requirements of BS EN 1634-1:2014 for ‘Fire Resistance’ (120 minutes integrity). Barrier assemblies have been tested to the requirements of BS EN 1634-1:2014 for ‘Radiant Heat Flux’ (30 minutes).


Operation:

Fire Curtain barrier assemblies commence 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 fire 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.


Period of fire resistance:

  • 180 minutes integrity (single).
  • 120 minutes integrity (overlapped).


Period of radiation:

  • 37 minutes <15 kW/m² (single).
  • 51 minutes <15 kW/m² (overlapped).


Classification:

  • Single: E180 EW30 C0 Grade 1.
  • Overlapped: E120 EW30 C0 Grade 1.


Product certification, performance and/ or testing:

  • Complete fire curtain barrier assemblies are certified by an independent accredited certification body operating to ISO/ IEC 17065:2012.
  • Complete fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1, as required by BS 8524-1. The barrier assembly achieved 120 minutes integrity and 30 minutes radiation.
  • Complete fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Motor(s) used within fire curtain barrier assemblies in the above tests have been tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524-1.
  • The fabric used in barrier assemblies have been tested to BS EN 1634-3.
  • The fabric used in fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested to BS EN ISO 1716.
  • The fabric used in fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested to BS 476 pt 6 and pt 7.
  • The fabric used in fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested to BS EN 13823.
  • The fabric used in fire curtain barrier assemblies have been tested to BS 6853.
  • The fabric used in fire curtain barrier assemblies have been classified as ‘A1' to EN 13501-1.


Approving standards:

The following standards apply to this product:

  • BS 8524-1, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • 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 1634-3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.
  • BS EN 16034:2014. Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows. Product standard, performance characteristics. Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics
  • 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 EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion (Calorific value).
  • 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.
  • BS EN ISO ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management certification.

General information

Color

Other

Finish

Galvanized

Zinc plated

Powder-coated

Material

Steel

Shape

Rectangle

Length

Bespoke

Width

Bespoke

Height

Bespoke

Warranty description

One year

Guidance for specification option:

From date of commissioning.

Uniclass

Pr_25_80_79_94 Vertical active fire curtain barriersPrimary

CAWS

L20/610 Roller shutters/ curtains

Specification data - Vertical active fire curtain barriers

Standards

BS 8524-1, BS EN 1634-1 (type dependant), BS EN 1363-1, BS EN 1363-2, BS EN 1634-3, BS EN 13501-4 +A1, BS EN 14600, BS EN ISO 1716, BS EN 13501-1 +A1, BS EN ISO 14184-1, BS 6323-5, FireMaster® A1 only: BS EN 13823, BS EN 16034:2014.

Barrier assemblies

To BS 8524-1.

Test standards

BS 8524-1, BS EN 1634-1, BS EN 1634-3, UL 10D.

Third-party certification

Certified by IFCC Ltd.

Size

Bespoke.

Guidance for specification option:

Insert requirement.

Performance

-

Pressure and impact

Guidance for specification option:

As per BS 8524, impact and pressure tested as large soft body impact and crowd pressure in accordance with BS 5234-2.

Durability class

C1.

Guidance for specification option:

C1 - 500 cycles tested, as per BS 8524 Annex D, "Durability of self-closing".

Smoke containment

Not required.

Required.

Guidance for specification option:

Available as extra under BS EN 1634-3.

Fire resistance

E180 Integrity (single); E120 integrity (overlapped); EW30 Radiation.

Reaction to fire

Guidance for specification option:

Fabric used in the construction of a barrier assembly shall be tested in accordance with BS 476-6 and BS 476-7 to achieve a Class 0 or Class 1 rating, or BS EN ISO 1716 or BS EN ISO 1182 and BS EN 13823 to achieve a minimum of B-s3,d2 (Class 0 equivalent) or a minimum of C-s3,d2 (Class 1 equivalent).

Barrier units

Single.

Overlapped.

Multiple.

Vertical.

Manufacturer guidance

Flexible metallic fabric.

  • The main curtain fabric type is EFP™ A1, which is a stainless steel wire reinforced glass fabric fire barrier. It has an area weight of 665 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 476-6 (Method of test for fire propagation for products).
  • The fabric has passed testing to BS 476-7 (Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame for products).
  • 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 EN ISO 1716 (Determination of the Heat of Combustion for Building Products).
  • The fabric has passed testing to BS EN 13823 (Reaction to Fire Tests – Single Burning Item).
  • 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).
  • The fabric has a Classification of Reaction to Fire Perfromance in accordance with EN 13501-1:2007 +A1:2009 of ‘A1’.

Deployment

Full.

Fire alarm system active.

Local detector active.

Thermal activation.

Delayed.

Partial deploy.

Controlled decent.

Gravity fail safe deployment.

Activation

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

Accessories

None.

Beam protection and obstruction warning.

Guidance for specification option:

Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.

Emergency retract.

Guidance for specification option:

Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.

Split drop delay.

Guidance for specification option:

Will partially deploy to pre-determined level to permit escape.

Visual alert system.

Guidance for specification option:

Light warning system.

Voice warning.

Guidance for specification option:

Auto-spoken multi-message facility.

Emergency egress buttons.

Emergency access buttons.

Obstruction warning system.

Audible visual warning systems.

Remote test switches.

Heat and smoke detectors.

Building management system.

Split drop delay.

Classification

Single: E180 EW30 C0 Grade 1; overlapped: E120 EW30 C0 Grade 1.

Frame colour/ finish

Galvanized Steel.

Steel.

Polyester powder-coated, RAL 9017.

Polyester powder-coated, RAL 9010.

Polyester powder-coated, RAL.

Guidance for specification option:

Insert requirement.

Smoke seals

Not required.

Required.

Guidance for specification option:

To BS EN 1634-1.

Air permeability:

<3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water).

Guidance for specification option:

In accordance with BS 8524-1 Annex F.

Sustainability data

Contains Red List materials

No

Country of material origin

United Kingdom

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Embodied carbon

A1-A3 (production stage) as defined in BS EN 15804

285 kg CO₂ eq/kg

Manufacturer guidance

285.92 tCO2e for yearly emissions

Recyclability

Coopers Fire offer a take back service where product is broken down into component parts.
Metal = recycled
Fabric = recycled
WEEE = disposed through correct channels

Recycled content

As defined in clause 7.8 of BS EN ISO 14021

0 %

BIM objects

BOS

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This BIM object has been authored to meet the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard.

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Platform Compatible Version
Revit

Revit 2017

2

IFC
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2

Third party certifications

IFCC

IFCC

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION SCHEME

KIWA BDA

KIWA BDA

CERTIFICATED INSTALLER OF ACTIVE FIRE PROTECTION

Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold

CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP

Literature

FireMaster Fire Curtain Brocure

FireMaster Fire Curtain Brocure

Case studies

HOTEL RUSSELL, LONDON, UK

HOTEL RUSSELL, LONDON, UK

Battersea Power Station, London

Battersea Power Station, London

One Creechurch Place, London - FireMaster Concertina Fire Curtains

One Creechurch Place, London - FireMaster Concertina Fire Curtains

Forbury Place, Reading. Fire Curtains over Lift Doors

Forbury Place, Reading. Fire Curtains over Lift Doors

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