Westwood are leading suppliers and installers of high quality Smoke Control Curtains.
Westwood Smoke Control Curtains restrict the lateral spread of smoke and gases along the underside of an internal ceiling in the event of fire.Smoke Control Curtains are most effective when used as part of a smoke control system. For example it is possible to create smoke reservoirs from which smoke and hot gases can be extracted, or alternatively to prevent the spread of smoke to allow time for escape.Automatic Smoke Control Curtains are more than simply an addition to smoke ventilation systems. Smoke Control Curtains save lives and are an essential safety component that allows you to stop or reduce the spread of lethal gases that are occur in almost every fire. Which in most cases are responsible for death and serious illness.
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Westwood UKÔÇÖs Smoke Control Curtains have been successfully tested and are supplied with a failsafe system to ensure closure in the event of power failure.Our Smoke Control Curtains are available in wide spans and can be face fixed, soffit fixed or suspended. Smoke Control 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
Standard Smoke Control 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 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.
Smoke Curtain Operation
Smoke Control 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.
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.MAXIMUM SIZES
Unlimited width x 10 metres high.OPERATING SPEED
Approximately 75mm per second.WEIGHT
Typically 30kgs per linear metre of width for curtain, box and bottom rail.
We also manufacture BS certified twin skin insulated Fire Shutters
offering up to 4 hours resistance to fire.