FC120 - FIRE RESISTANT CURTAIN
Discreet Fire Protection
The FC120 is an electrically operated automatic vertical fire barrier, consisting of a stainless steel wire reinforced glass fabric curtain and galvanised steel box assembly and guide rails. The box, guide rails and bottom rail can be powder coated as an optional extra.
The curtain is powered by a 24v DC motor which includes gravity fail safe as standard.
This curtain is designed to remain open during normal use and only to be closed during a test or an emergency situation. In the event of receiving a fire alarm signal or a power failure the barrier will perform a controlled descent to create a fire resistant barrier.
From the above data it can be calculated using a formula from the SFPE Handbook, section 2, that it would be possible for building occupants to safely pass a 6.0m wide Guardian fire curtain at a distance of 1.0m after a period of 60 minutes.
The fire resistance performance of curtains to BS 476: Part 22: 1987
The fire resistance performance of curtains to BS EN 1634-1: 2008
This product is capable of providing 120 minutes integrity performance if subjected to a fire resistance test in accordance with the standards mentioned above.
Occupants of a building can safely pass a 6.0m wide Guardian fire curtain at a distance of 1.0m after a period of 60 minutes.
- Minimum width: 800mm
- Minimum height: 800mm
- Maximum width: 5200mm
- Maximum height: 5000mm
- Weight Approx 17kg/m2
Curtain - A stainless steel wire reinforced glass. This product is only available in a grey finish. The curtain fabric weighs 0.69kg/m2.
Guide rails - 100mm wide x 55mm deep two piece galvanised steel guide assembly.
Roller Casing - The end plates and roller casing are manufactured from galvanised steel and are 200mm wide and 220mm high. One size of end plate suits all current sizes of fire curtain.
The standard control panel features:
- Alarm test input
- Emergency override input for emergency escape or Fireman’s switch
- Audio / visual output
- 24v battery backup
The Advanced specification panel includes all the features of the Standard and also:
- Split drop of curtain to allow emergency access
- Low battery automatic close feature
- Group control facility
- Safety device inputs
- Integrated radio receiver
The higher specification Advanced panel includes all the features of the Standard and also:
- 240 min resistance
- Connection for Local heat and smoke detectors 24v DC
- Connection for Voice warning systems 24v DC
- Connection for Emergency retraction buttons 24v DC
- Connection for Flashing beacons 24v DC
- Face Fix
- Revel Fix
The curtains must be fixed to appropriate masonry/concrete or steel supporting constructions that have a fire resistance of at least that specified for the fire curtain and are capable of maintaining adequate support for the required periods of up to 120 minutes.
The box and the guide rails can be face and or reveal fitted. The box design features a removable access panel; access will be required to allow the product to be maintained.
There is a requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for the buildings responsible person to ensure all fire safety equipment is maintained.
Maintenance and testing of the product
The period between checks is at the discretion of the customer however we recommend the following:
|Weekly||Check all the system for correct operation. Test operation of systems, self contained detectors and check the integrity of the curtain.|
|3 – 6 months||Inspection and test of the system by a competent engineer.|
|Annually||Full inspection and test of the system by a competent engineer, clean self contained detectors. Replace the two 12v lead acid batteries in the control panel*.|
*The control panel incorporates two 12v lead acid batteries which are maintenance free. However it is recommended that the battery condition is monitored on a regular basis and that they are exchanged as necessary and at least every 12 months.