Westwood manufacture, supply and install high quality Fire Protection Curtains Nationwide.
Fire Protection Curtains reduce the spread of smoke and gas along the underside of an internal ceiling in the event of fire. Fire Protection Curtains are most effective as part of a smoke control fire safety system. Smoke reservoirs can be created from which smoke and hot gases can be extracted, or Fire Curtains may alternatively be implemented to prevent the spread of smoke allowing time for a successful evacuation.
Fire Protection Curtains are available in wide spans and can be face fixed, soffit fixed or suspended.
Fire Protection Curtains are much more than an simple addition to smoke ventilation systems. Fire Curtains save lives and should be regarded as an essential component to any fire safety system if you aim to really save lives during a fire.
By Installing Fire Protection Curtains this allows you to stop the spread of lethal gases. Smoke and lethal gases are almost always present as part of a fire and they are invariably the factors responsible for death and serious injury.
Best Value Fire Protection Curtains
Our smoke curtains have been successfully tested and are supplied with a failsafe system that will ensure activation in the event of power failure.
Westwood Fire Curtains can be supplied in unlimited widths by use of an overlap system, with curtains up to 5 metres wide being serviced by single span rollers.
- Automatic operation
- Support for servery and hatches
- Custom built to your specification
- Short lead times
- Slim, lightweight and easy to install
- 4hr fire resistance
- Sealed to prevent the passage of fire or smoke
- 240V operation with battery back-up
Fire Protection Curtains Specification
Coated fiberglass material tested to withstand temperatures of 600 Degrees Centigrade for one hour. The thickness of the Smoke Curtain is approximately 0.75mm.
Bottom Rail and Roller
A bottom rail is attached to the curtain and this rail is designed to stop at ceiling level or into a recess in the box when raised. The curtain coils on to a steel roller mounted on endplate bearings.
Smoke Curtain Operation
Fire Curtains are electrically operated by 240V Tubular Motors and are supplied with a control panel that is connected to the main fire alarm panel for the area. Standard control panel will operate a single motor or alternatively a group panel can be supplied to manage multiple motors within a single smoke compartment. The system requires a 240V single phase fused spur within one metre of the control panel.
Failsafe Smoke Curtain Operation
In the event of power failure, the curtains will automatically close by gravity with a controlled descent. Additionally on receipt of a signal from the fire alarm panel, the curtains will failsafe close by gravity and open automatically when the fire signal ceases.
Smoke Curtain Box
The central roller and coiled up Smoke Curtain is housed in a galvanised metal box, which is fixed to the structure of the building. The box is galvanised as standard and can be polyester powder coated at extra cost.
Unlimited width x 10 metres high.
Approximately 75mm per second.
Typically 30kgs per linear metre of width for curtain, box and bottom rail.
We also manufacture certified to British Standard twin skin insulated Fire Shutters offering up to 4 hours resistance to fire.