Fire curtains for every application

From active fire curtains that ensure compartmentation principles are always upheld while limiting and controlling the spread of fire, to 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.

Vertical · 120min · FC120e

Applications
  • 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 lifts and lift shafts that can act as fire or smoke chutes
  • Provide boundary protection

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 FC120e is the standard, most-popular performance type. It has integrity (e) rating that limits and controls the spread of fire, with the maximum classification of 120 minutes.
Unlimited Width x 10m
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Vertical · 60min + radiation · FC60ew

Applications
  • 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

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 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)
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Vertical · 90min + radiation · FC90ew

Applications
  • 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

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

Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC90ew 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)
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Vertical · 180min + insulation · FC180ei

Applications
  • 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

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

Smoke Performance: recommended option

The FC180ei 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.
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Horizontal · 120min · HFC120e

Applications
  • 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

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

Smoke Performance: N/A

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
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Concertina · 120min · CFC120e

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

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

Smoke Performance: N/A

The 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.
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Concertina · 60min · CSC60DH

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

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

Smoke Performance: 60 DH

Automatic 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
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Vertical · SC60DH

Applications
  • 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

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

Smoke Performance: 60DH

Automatic smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 60DH.
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Vertical · SC150DA

Applications
  • 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

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

Smoke Performance: 150DA

Automatic smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 150DA.
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Static · 60mins · SSC60DH

Applications
Available on request

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 Performance: 60DH

Static smoke curtains that limit and control the movement of smoke, with the classification of 60DH
Unlimited width x 10m
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Static · 150min · SSC150DA

Applications
Available on request

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 Performance: 150DA

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

In an emergency the difference between ‘industry standard’ and ‘highest standards’ can make the difference between life and death.

Everything we make is made to the highest, best standards we can follow – illustrating one significant difference:

Fig 1 · A typical fire curtain built to a BS spec – they fail for smoke control long before the rating time is reached.

Fig 2 · Adexon engineered – in the event of a fire you’ll be safe for at least as long as the rating – 60-120 mins.

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 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

Tom has been involved in the fire industry for 7 years, making him the go-to person if you have any questions or would like more information. Contact him at tom.bigwood@adexon-uk.com 
or 07818 177 943

Accreditation

UKAS certification