Understanding the unique needs of each of our customers is what we believe makes us stand apart from our competitors, and with such a vast range of products and systems that can be customized, we’re guaranteed to be able to meet those unique needs in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Every industry is different, and every business has its own set of goals; we recognize and understand this, and as such, have come up with a huge range of solutions to help you achieve those goals while still being able to offer your own clients a professional and affordable service.
Have you taken enough measures to ensure that your business and employees are as protected as they can be from the risk of fire?
What is a fire curtain?
Fire curtains work in a very similar way to smoke curtains, and both provide a building, facility or room with essential, potentially lifesaving compartmentation, containment and channeling from the devastating effects of a fire. Simply out, fire curtains are installed to make it safe and easy for people to evacuate a building that is on fire, and naturally, can be extremely useful and necessary for a wide range of applications.
Do you need a fire curtain?
If you’re starting up a new business, or are building or refurbishing a structure, it’s important to check that the building is going to meet stringent fire regulations, if it doesn’t already. Non-compliance can result in heavy fines and even closure for your business while you make the necessary alterations or additions, and of course, can end in tragedy should a fire occur and those inside the building cannot escape in time, or in a safe manner. Any goods or equipment stored inside are of course at risk of fire damage, too.
Fire curtain applications:
Lighter than many other traditional fire safety products, fire curtains can be used to great effect in a wide range of buildings and in an even wider range of applications, some of which can be seen below:
Atriums, lobbies and receptions areas
Egress and corridor separation
Stairs and escalators
Lifts and lift lobbies
Protected means of escape
Our fire curtains:
Here at Dock and Door Systems, we are committed to using only the very best and advanced fire fabric technology, and as a result, our range of fire rated doors and curtains continue to be a popular choice for many of our customers. Designed to help architects meet their building designs effectively while conforming to fire safety regulations, and ensuring that businesses offer their employees and customers adequate protection from fire and a safe route to evacuate the building in the event of a fire, our fire curtains (and all our fire products) are tested to UL or BS EN standards.
Our fire curtain provides you with a lightweight solution to fire safety, and in turn, eliminates the need for steel shutters which can be problematic and potentially dangerous. Requiring little preparation time and no special, time consuming or costly steel work to be carried out, they are designed for openings of up to 32 meters wide and 8 meters in height. Ideally suited to environments that need to be kept hygienically clean, such as kitchens or hospitals, our fire curtains are made from woven glass fiber that is reinforced with stainless steel wire and coated on both sides with a micronized aluminum polymer. Automatically descending with the power of gravity when an alarm signal is received from the fire alarm panel, it then automatically retracts when the signal is removed and the potential danger has gone.
With the lower edge of the curtain incorporating an angle that is twin inverted and made of galvanized steel, it acts as a weight bar to enable the curtain to unwind when it receives a signal from the fire panel. The lower edge of the curtain helps to keep the curtain stable and provides it with a stop against the underside of the head box.
For your business to continue to run smoothly, you need your dock and door systems to function as normal and perform at their best, all the time. That means consistent maintenance and staying on top of repairs. Fortunately, when you enlist our help at Dock and Door Systems, we will expertly and efficiently take care of all your regular service needs and during scheduled reviews, we will thoroughly assess the condition of every system and piece of equipment, provide you with an official, written report of our findings, and repair any faults or damage immediately.
Regular maintenance is vital for the longevity of all dock and door systems, so talk to our friendly team about scheduling a check for your equipment, today.
For more detailed information, advice and guidance about any of our products or systems, please do give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call today. Always on hand to assist you, they will be happy to answer all your queries, or arrange for a specialist or technician to come out and meet you and assess your dock and door needs, in person.