A fire-rated curtain is a specialized fire protection system designed to contain and control the spread of fire and smoke within a building.
These curtains are made of fire-resistant materials that can withstand high temperatures, and they are deployed to create a barrier between different sections or compartments of a building.
Fire-rated curtains are commonly used in commercial and industrial settings, such as warehouses, theaters, and atriums, where open spaces need fire protection without the use of traditional walls or doors.
The curtains remain inconspicuous and hidden when not deployed, allowing for unobstructed views and easy access in normal conditions.
When a fire occurs, the fire-rated curtain is activated, descending to create a fire-resistant barrier that compartmentalizes the area and prevents the fire from spreading.
They are often integrated with fire detection and alarm systems for automated deployment during a fire emergency.
Regular maintenance and testing are essential to ensure the fire-rated curtain’s proper functioning when needed.
Fire-rated curtains are an effective and flexible solution for passive fire protection, providing enhanced safety for occupants and protection for property.