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FireMaster® A1 ResQ-Window (to BS 8524-1)

Application

Suitable for use as:

  • Escape routes incorporating doorways and corridors.
  • Lift lobby muster points, lift openings and lobbies.
  • Areas where fire marshals and the fire and rescue service may need to assess prior to entry.


Suitable to be used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element.

Description

Electrically operated active fire curtain barrier assembly. The barrier assembly 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 (0.047 inch) stainless steel box. There are two vision panels within the main curtain assembly and 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.


The barrier assembly has been tested to the requirements of BS EN 14600-5 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). The barrier assembly has been tested to the requirements of BS EN 1634-1 for ‘Fire Resistance’ (120 minutes' integrity) and BS EN 1634-1 for ‘Radiant Heat Flux’ (30 minutes).


Operation:

  • The barrier assemblies move upon initiation of alarm or power or system failure, and fully deploy to the fire operational position within the range of velocities of 0.06–0.15 m/s (2.362–5.905 in/s) using the 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. During this period, the barrier assembly will deploy on receipt of a signal. At the end of the period, the barrier assembly will deploy.


Fire resistance:

120 minutes' (two hours) integrity.


Period of radiation:

˃30 minutes <15 kW/m².


Classification:

E120 EW30 C1.


Product certification, performance and/ or testing:

  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified by an independent accredited certification body operating to ISO/ IEC 17065.
  • 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.
  • Complete 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 barrier assemblies have been tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies have been tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies have been tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies have been tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies the above tests have been tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524-1.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies have been tested to BS 476-6 and BS 476-7 and achieve a Class 0 rating.


Features and benefits:

  • See through a deployed curtain as a means of escape.
  • Safely egress from lifts.
  • First responder can clear a building faster.
  • First responder can see the presence of an occupant on the other side of a curtain.
  • First responder can see the presence of fire on the other side of a curtain.

General information

Shape

Rectangle

Material

Fabric

Metallic 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

BS 8524-1, BS EN 1634-1, BS EN 1634-3, BS EN 1363-1, BS EN 1363-2, BS EN 13501-2 +A1, BS EN 14600, BS EN ISO 1716, BS 6853, BS EN 13823, BS EN 14184-1, BS EN ISO 9001,BS EN ISO 14001.

Barrier assemblies

To BS 8524-1.

Size

Insert requirement.

Performance

-

Durability class

C1.

Fire resistance

120 minutes' (two hours) integrity.

Barrier units

Flexible metallic fabric.

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 ±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 8524-1, BS EN 1634-1, BS EN 1363-1, BS EN 1362-2, BS EN 1634-3, BS 6853, BS EN ISO 1716, BS 476-6, BS 476-7, BS EN 13823 and BS EN 14184-1.

Deployment

Full.

Activation

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

Accessories

None.

Beam protection and obstruction warning.

Beam obstruction detector with delay timer.

Emergency retract.

Touch button retract facility.

Split drop delay.

Partially deploys to pre-determined level to permit escape and initial smoke containment.

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.

Arrangement

Folded.

Vertical.

Classification

E120 EW30 C1.

Frame colour/ finish

Insert requirement.

Opening sizes

Insert requirements.

Accessories

None.

Beam protection and obstruction warning.

Beam obstruction detector with delay timer.

Emergency retract.

Touch button retract facility.

Split drop delay.

Partially deploys to pre-determined level to permit escape and initial smoke containment.

Visual alert system.

Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.

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Environmental information

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Literature

Coopers Fire Fire and Smoke Curtains Product Catalogue

Coopers Fire Fire and Smoke Curtains Product Catalogue

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