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Fire curtains & Smoke curtains for every application

From active vertical and horizontal fire curtains that ensure compartmentation principles are always upheld while limiting and controlling the spread of fire, to concertina and vertical smoke curtains that stop, control and can reduce the spread of harmful smoke, we have all you need to protect building inhabitants from fire and smoke spread.

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  • Atria, staircases, escalators
  • Encapsulating free-standing kitchens or technology hubs
  • Covering compartment walls
  • Wrapping around decked or bar areas
  • Wrapping around decked or bar areas

CFC120e Concertina Fire Curtain Certification:

  • BS EN 16034:2014
  • Fire Safety Certification, Fire Performance, No. APF-1973

Integrity, e, rating: 120 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: N/A

The Adexon CFC120e Concertina Fire Curtain provides the possibility to completely encapsulate an area or feature and keep it entirely separate from the main space, without the need for any unsightly columns or supports. There are no guides or vertical poles that need to remain in place whilst the curtain is open.
Manufactured to dimensions that suit almost all site requirements.
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover elevators and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Provide boundary protection

Adexon FC120e Vertical Fire Curtain Certification:

  • BS EN 16034:2014
  • BS EN 13241:2003+A2:2016
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6374, and Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6419 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: 120 Minutes

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Smoke Performance: recommended option

 

The Adexon FC120e Fire & Smoke curtain is the standard, most-popular performance type. It has integrity (e) rating that limits and controls the spread of fire for elevators and doors, with the maximum classification of 120 minutes.
Unlimited Width x 10m
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection

FC60ew Vertical Fire Certification:

  • BS EN 16034:2014
  • BS EN 13241:2003+A2:2016
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6418 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: 90 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: 60 minutes

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC60ew Vertical Fire Curtain has in-built integrity (e) and radiation (w) rating. This limits and controls the spread of fire (e) while also reducing radiation emission to less than 15 kW/m2K at a distance of 1m from the fabric, with a maximum classification of 60 minutes.
12m x 4.5m, or 7m x 8m (non-exposed install) 10.5m x 4m, or 5m x 6m (within wall install)
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection

FC90ew Vertical Fire Curtain Certification:

  • BS EN 16034:2014
  • BS EN 13241:2003+A2:2016
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6418 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: 90 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: 90 minutes

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC90ew Vertical curtain has integrity (e) and radiation (w) rating. This limits and controls the spread of fire (e) while also reducing radiation emission (w) to less than 15 kW/m2K at a distance of 1m from the fabric, with a maximum classification of 90 minutes.
12m x 3m, or 3m x 8m (non-exposed install)
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection

FC120ew Vertical Fire Curtain Certification:

  • BS EN 16034:2014
  • BS EN 13241:2003+A2:2016
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6850 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: 120 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: 120 minutes

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC120ew Vertical Fire Curtain has integrity (e) and radiation (w) rating. This limits and controls the spread of fire (e) while also reducing radiation emission (w) to less than 15 kW/m2K at a distance of 1m from the fabric, with a maximum classification of 120 minutes.
8.8m x 5.5m
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Covering egress routes with narrower corridors
  • Covering openings in walls people will need to pass to exit
  • Blocking off spaces between rooms and stairwells to allow a clear escape path
  • Cover non-fire-rated doors or glazing
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Protect escape routes
  • Provide boundary protection
  • Covering egress routes with narrower corridors
  • Covering openings in walls people will need to pass to exit
  • Blocking off spaces between rooms and stairwells to allow a clear escape path

FC180ei Vertical Fire Curtain Certification:

  • BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018
  • BS EN 13501-2:2016
  • Fire Safety Certification, Fire Performance, No. APF-1974

Integrity, e, rating: 180 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: 180 minutes

Curtain Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC180ei Vertical Fire Curtain has integrity (e) and insulation (i) rating. This limits and controls the spread of fire (e) while also reducing temperatures on the face of the curtain to <140°C (i), with the maximum classification of 180 minutes. Works in conjunction with a sprinkler system.
  • Openings in floors, or ceilings
  • Covering over and around
  • Stopping fire spread between floors, for example, to separate levels of a building’s atria
Available on request

HFC120e Fire Curtain Certification:

  • ISO/DIS 21524-1:2019
  • Fire Safety Certification, Fire Performance, No. APF-1963

Integrity, e, rating: 120 minutes

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: N/A

The Adexon HFC120e Horizontal fire curtains are fixed to one or both sides of the opening. Instead of deploying top to bottom, these curtains can deploy horizontally from left to right, or vice versa, so are appropriate for different spaces. The Adexon-FC120e Horizontal has an integrity (e) rating, which limits and controls the spread of fire, with the maximum classification of 120 minutes.
3.29m x 4.61m
  • Atria, Staircases, escalators
  • Encapsulating free-standing kitchens or technology hubs
  • Covering compartment walls
  • Wrapping around decked or bar areas
  • Wrapping around decked or bar areas

Adexon CSC60DH Concertina Smoke Curtain Certification:

  • EN 12101-1:2005
  • EN 12101-1:2007/A1:2006
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6417 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: N/A

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: 60 DH

Adexon automatic CSC60DH Concertina Smoke Curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 60DH. The concertina smoke curtain provides bespoke options to completely encapsulate an area or feature and keep it entirely separate from the main space.
Unlimited Width x 10m
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Atria, staircases, escalators

 

  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Atria, staircases, escalators

Smoke Curtain Certification:

  • EN 12101-1:2005
  • EN 12101-1:2005/A1:2006
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6416 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: N/A

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: 60DH

Adexon SC60DH Automatic Smoke Curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 60DH.
  • Compartmentalise open-plan sections in a room or space
  • Cover exit routes within wide corridors
  • Cover openings in walls e.g. serving hatches
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Atria, staircases, escalators
  • Cover lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Atria, staircases, escalators

Adexon SC150DA Smoke Curtain Certification:

  • EN 12101-1:2005
  • EN 12101-1:2005/A1:2006
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6416 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: N/A

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: 150DA

Adexon SC150DA automatic smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 150DA.
Available on request
Available on request

Static Smoke Curtain Certification:

  • EN 12101-1:2005
  • EN 12101-1:2005/A1:2006
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6415 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: N/A

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Curtain Smoke Performance: 60DH

Static smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 60DH
Unlimited width x 10m
Available on request
Available on request

Static Smoke Certification:

  • EN 12101-1:2005
  • EN 12101-1:2005/A1:2006
  • CE Certification
  • Certificate of Constancy of Performance No. 0370-CPR-6415 (Notified Body Nr.0370)

Integrity, e, rating: N/A

Radiation, w, rating: N/A

Insulation, i, rating: N/A

Smoke Curtain Performance: 150DA

Static smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 150DA
Unlimited width x 10m

Automated manufacturing

Benefits

  • Improved production time
  • Increased accuracy
  • Less waste

More info about specific equipment and processes

Our CNC Laser Cutter uses a high-powered laser beam to cut and mark sheet metal. This machine allows the design office to send 2D DXF drawings directly to the laser cutter, where the operator loads a sheet, and the machine cuts out blanks of the sheet metal components. The machine can cut complex designs quickly, and to high precision, and removes human error. The alternative to this process would require three machines (a metal shear machine, a pillar drill, and a punch), significant manual handling and skilled labour.

CNC Press Brake uses hydraulics to bend sheet metal into different angles. This machine is preloaded with a digital unfolded template of each component, the operator then loads a laser-cut blank of sheet metal, and the machine folds each angle, moving the blank forward as needed. This machine works in the same way as a manual press brake. However, it reduces the manual input and measuring required. A manual press brake would require the operator to locate the blank correctly for each bend.

CNC Fabric Cutting and Marking Layout uses a scalpel to cut the fabric into complex designs and a marker to layout sew marks. The design office sends 2D DXF drawings to the machine, and then the machine automatically loads fabric from a spool, uses the scalpel to cut out the curtain, and the marker to lay out the sewing lines. The alternative would require a skilled sewer to use scissors and measuring instruments to mark and cut the fabric.

Finishes, options and installation

The headbox, side guides, and bottom bar of the fire curtain are manufactured from galvanised sheet metal which gives excellent longevity to the material. These components can all be painted to a wide range of colours using polyester powder coating (ppc), either to a specified micron thickness or to a marine grade e.g. C5.

The headbox installation depends on the installation scenario but will fit into one of the following categories. 

  • Face-fix or reveal-fix – fixing straight through the headbox into the structure:
      • When the fire curtain is reveal fixed, the fixings go through the top of the headbox and the side of the end plates if possible.
      • When the fire curtain is face fixed, the fixings go through the back of the headbox and end plate flange.
  • I beam fixing:
      • If a suitable fixing structure is not available for a straightforward face-fix or reveal-fix, the client must install a self-supporting structure capable of taking the weight of the fire curtain. This can be a steel beam which is fire protected to equivalent or greater fire specification as the fire curtain. The fire curtain can then be attached directly to the steel beam.

Some of the more common optional extras for our fire and smoke curtains, include:

  • emergency retract buttons, or key switch emergency overrides
  • delayed descent (programmable to suit customer requirements)
  • split drop descent (1st descent to control early smoke, then full descent to shut off fire)
  • obstruction warning
  • light and sound warning
  • test reset switch
  • heat detectors
  • smoke detectors

Peace of mind

Fire curtain FAQs

What are the rules for fire curtains?

Each building has specific requirements regarding the length and placement of each curtain. In all cases, they must extend vertically down from the ceiling, and the width and length of the curtain must not exceed eight times the ceiling’s height. There are specific regulations that fire curtains have to meet, and we work hard to not only meet the safety standards, but exceed them.

Smoke Curtains (also known as smoke barriers) don’t descend to ground level (ceiling to floor). They are generally set above head height, so as not to interfere with the means of escape. A fire curtain, on the other hand, is used to provide fire separation between two spaces

The fire curtain system can be activated by a fire alarm contact, internal fire and smoke detection services, smoke and heat exhaust ventilation, or via manual emergency buttons.

Fire curtains should ideally be tested once a week during regular fire protection testing. We recommend that all staff on the premises are familiar with the way the fire curtain systems operate.

Fire curtains help prevent the spread of smoke and fire, therefore increasing the time for occupants to leave the building. Fire curtains also decrease the spread of a fire throughout the building and work to contain a fire until the fire department arrives. Fire curtains serve three main purposes in a building: to limit the spread of a fire, to prevent the spread of a fire, and to protect escape routes. 

Fire curtains are designed to be fire resistant, and to hold up against the intense heat caused by a fire. We have an array of different fire curtains that last different lengths of time in cases of a fire, ranging from 60 minutes to 180 minutes. Our anti-snag technology and fire-resistant steel components ensure that our fire curtains are more effective, and last longer than other fire curtains available on the market. 

Our fire curtains all meet Integrity classification standards (E) which is a universal standard of safety across all fire and smoke curtains. Additionally, we offer fire curtains that meet EW (Integrity and Radiation), as well as EI (Integrity and Insulation) standards, so you can rest assured knowing that your fire and smoke curtains can withstand a disaster. Read more about the classification system here.

UKAS certification