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Coopers Fire Ltd

Coopers Fire Ltd

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

Edward House, Penner Road, Havant, Hampshire. PO9 1QZ

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This NBS Plus page covers active fire curtain, active fire curtain barrier, active fire curtain barrier assembly, fire curtain and fire curtain barrier

relating to clause 610 ROLLER SHUTTERS/ CURTAINS

in L20 Doors/ shutters/ hatches.

For more NBS Plus information from this company, see the Coopers Fire Ltd overview page which includes a clause list and a product list.


Products from Coopers Fire Ltd

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FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed - An electrically operated, closed active fire curtain, used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
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FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open - An electrically operated open active fire curtain, used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
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FireMaster® - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
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FireMaster® A1 - An electrically operated active fire curtain barrier assembly used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire separating element.
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FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies that concertina down from the ceiling.
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FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies that concertina down from the ceiling.
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FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™ - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies that close from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle.
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FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™ - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening.
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FireMaster® Plus² - An electrically operated active fire curtain used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
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FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™ - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies that close from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle.
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FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™ - Active fire curtain barrier assemblies tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening
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Firemaster® S - An electrically operated active fire curtain barrier assembly used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
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Vii® Fire A1 - An electrically operated active fire curtain used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
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Vii® Fire i-Zone - An electrically operated active fire curtain used to form a virtually continuous barrier as a fire-separating element.
 

View larger image of FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed

The FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises a folded/ pleated fire-resistant fabric mounted inside a 1.6 mm galvanized steel headbox and fixed to a bottom tray; this can be fixed on either side to steel pulley tapes which are wound on to a 15 mm-diameter drive shaft. The drive shaft is powered by external 24 V d.c electric motor(s) via a chain and sprocket. A tray to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c. electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power, and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers do not drift upward or downward.Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E and tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open- or closed-circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.A range of heavy bottom tray weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier edges retained in side retention systems to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and to remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.All power supplies and control panels shall be tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.Operation:In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and the curtain moves to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor and/ or the specified fail-safe functions will activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an A1 classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG248 to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m² –5% +10%.Fire resistance:240 minutes' integrity.Period of radiation:54 minutes <15 kW/m² (closed).Classification:E240 EW30 C1 Grade 1, A1.Standards, certification and testing:BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524‑1.The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.Warranty:One year.

The FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises a folded/ pleated fire-resistant fabric mounted inside a 1.6 mm galvanized steel headbox and fixed to a bottom tray; this can be fixed on either side to steel pulley tapes which are wound on to a 15 mm-diameter drive shaft. The drive shaft is powered by external 24 V d.c electric motor(s) via a chain and sprocket. A tray to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c. electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power, and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers do not drift upward or downward.

Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E and tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.

Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open- or closed-circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

A range of heavy bottom tray weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.

The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier edges retained in side retention systems to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and to remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.

All power supplies and control panels shall be tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.

Operation:

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and the curtain moves to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).

Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor and/ or the specified fail-safe functions will activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.

The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an A1 classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.

The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.

The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG248 to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.

Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m² –5% +10%.

More about FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed:
As standard - Further information.

PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed Active Fire Curtain Barrier.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Closed: As standard - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

240 minutes' integrity.

Period of radiation:

54 minutes <15 kW/m² (closed).

Classification:

E240 EW30 C1 Grade 1, A1.

Standards, certification and testing:

  • BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).
  • BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.
  • BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.
  • BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.

Warranty:

One year.

Further Information

Literature:

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T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open

The FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises a folded/ pleated fire-resistant fabric mounted inside a headbox and fixed to a bottom tray; this can be fixed on either side to steel pulley tapes which are wound on to a 15 mm-diameter drive shaft. The drive shaft is powered by internal 24 V d.c electric motor(s) via a chain and sprocket. They are enclosed within a 1.6 mm galvanized mild steel box. A bottom tray to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Motors meet all applicable safety standards and contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward They are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1 Annex E and are tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1 Annex G.Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1 Annex D, and move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.A range of heavy bottom tray weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier edges retained in side retention systems to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and to remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels shall be tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.Operation:In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and the curtain moves to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor and/ or the specified fail-safe functions will activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an 'A1' classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG248 to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m²–5% +10%.Fire resistance:180 minutes' integrity.Period of radiation:55 minutes <15 kW/m² (open).Classification:E180 EW30 C1 Grade 1, A1.Standards, certification and testing:BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524‑1.The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.Warranty:One year.

The FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises a folded/ pleated fire-resistant fabric mounted inside a headbox and fixed to a bottom tray; this can be fixed on either side to steel pulley tapes which are wound on to a 15 mm-diameter drive shaft. The drive shaft is powered by internal 24 V d.c electric motor(s) via a chain and sprocket. They are enclosed within a 1.6 mm galvanized mild steel box. A bottom tray to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Motors meet all applicable safety standards and contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward They are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1 Annex E and are tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1 Annex G.

Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1 Annex D, and move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

A range of heavy bottom tray weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.

The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier edges retained in side retention systems to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and to remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels shall be tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.

All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.

Operation:

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and the curtain moves to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).

Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor and/ or the specified fail-safe functions will activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.

The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an 'A1' classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.

The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.

The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG248 to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.

Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m²–5% +10%.

More about FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open:
As standard - Further information.

PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open Active Fire Curtain Barrier.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® A1 Concertina™ Open: As standard - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

180 minutes' integrity.

Period of radiation:

55 minutes <15 kW/m² (open).

Classification:

E180 EW30 C1 Grade 1, A1.

Standards, certification and testing:

  • BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).
  • BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.
  • BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.
  • BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.

Warranty:

One year.

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster®

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.Applications include all building types, including domestic houses. The fire barrier is also supplied with features such as; variable speed, controlled descent, radiation reduction, smoke leakage, emergency egress and access controls.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². Fabric in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Approved Document B (Volumes 1&2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to the England & Wales Building Regulations 2010.Bottom bar:Two sections of folded 2.0 mm (14 gauge) galvanized angles formed into a triangular shape to fit the curtain, provide stiffness and limit deflection. Bottom bars are designed of adequate size and weight to keep the curtain fully extended, taut and level when the unit is activated to the self-closing position while providing for minimal deflection caused by the buildings' air pressure currents.Mounting brackets:Manufactured from 2.0 mm (14 gauge) galvanized plates, brackets are provided to house and support end of the barrel assembly.Headbox:Entirely enclosed the curtain and barrel assembly. Manufactured from 1.2 mm (18 gauge) galvanized steel formed to match brackets. Top and bottom shall be bent and reinforced for stiffness.Barrel assembly:Fabricated of structural quality ERW galvanized steel seamless roller tube of sufficient size and diameter to house operating motor drive, support curtain assembly and limit horizontal deflection of the fire curtain barrier assembly.Motor drive unit:Inboard 24 V DC motor including gearbox assembly, electromechanical distance travel limit switches all linked to an internal 24 V DC electromagnetic brake which allows the fire curtain barrier to remain operational even during the loss of power to the motor drive unit.Fail-safe release device:A fail-safe release device is built into the motor drive unit as an integral part of the release mechanism. When power is interrupted to the release mechanism by an alarm condition, the fire curtain barrier shall automatically self-close. In the event of power failure, the time delay prevents the fire curtain barrier from closing for a predetermined programmable period of 30 minutes, unless there is an alarm condition at which point the fire curtain barrier immediately self-closes. Once the predetermined programmable period of 30 minutes has lapsed, the fire curtain barrier self-closes. Once power has been restored and the alarm condition has been cleared, the release mechanism automatically resets and the fire curtain barrier immediately becomes operable.Controls:Control units are custom made to be fully compatible with both existing alarm systems and the number of barrier units installed, whether single or multiple roller assemblies. Compliant to the Machinery Directive, EMC Directive, Low –Voltage Directive. CE Marked to BS EN 12101-10:2005 as required by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:120 minutes (two hours) integrity.Radiation resistance:43 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):400 x 500 x 210 mm.Motor control unit size (w x h x d):300 x 200 x 80 mm.Size (maximum):Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the fire curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Concealment:A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the fire curtain barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.Fixing:Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.

Applications include all building types, including domestic houses. The fire barrier is also supplied with features such as; variable speed, controlled descent, radiation reduction, smoke leakage, emergency egress and access controls.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function.

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². Fabric in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Approved Document B (Volumes 1&2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to the England & Wales Building Regulations 2010.

Bottom bar:

Two sections of folded 2.0 mm (14 gauge) galvanized angles formed into a triangular shape to fit the curtain, provide stiffness and limit deflection. Bottom bars are designed of adequate size and weight to keep the curtain fully extended, taut and level when the unit is activated to the self-closing position while providing for minimal deflection caused by the buildings' air pressure currents.

Mounting brackets:

Manufactured from 2.0 mm (14 gauge) galvanized plates, brackets are provided to house and support end of the barrel assembly.

Headbox:

Entirely enclosed the curtain and barrel assembly. Manufactured from 1.2 mm (18 gauge) galvanized steel formed to match brackets. Top and bottom shall be bent and reinforced for stiffness.

Barrel assembly:

Fabricated of structural quality ERW galvanized steel seamless roller tube of sufficient size and diameter to house operating motor drive, support curtain assembly and limit horizontal deflection of the fire curtain barrier assembly.

Motor drive unit:

Inboard 24 V DC motor including gearbox assembly, electromechanical distance travel limit switches all linked to an internal 24 V DC electromagnetic brake which allows the fire curtain barrier to remain operational even during the loss of power to the motor drive unit.

Fail-safe release device:

A fail-safe release device is built into the motor drive unit as an integral part of the release mechanism. When power is interrupted to the release mechanism by an alarm condition, the fire curtain barrier shall automatically self-close. In the event of power failure, the time delay prevents the fire curtain barrier from closing for a predetermined programmable period of 30 minutes, unless there is an alarm condition at which point the fire curtain barrier immediately self-closes. Once the predetermined programmable period of 30 minutes has lapsed, the fire curtain barrier self-closes.

Once power has been restored and the alarm condition has been cleared, the release mechanism automatically resets and the fire curtain barrier immediately becomes operable.

Controls:

Control units are custom made to be fully compatible with both existing alarm systems and the number of barrier units installed, whether single or multiple roller assemblies. Compliant to the Machinery Directive, EMC Directive, Low –Voltage Directive. CE Marked to BS EN 12101-10:2005 as required by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster®:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN BARRIER:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster®.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[End fixed].
[Face fixed].
[Recessed fixed]. - Recommended 5 mm gap between side guide and building material.
  -Orientation:
[Vertical].
 Finish:
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Concealment:
[Flush fit].
[Suspended ceiling with recessed shallow gap].
[Suspended ceiling with patented SLAT™]. - Self levelling access trim.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[I beam].
[Soffit].
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - A beam detector, with delay timer which will sound in the event of any obstruction being placed in the barrier drop line when mains or emergency power is available.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch button retract facility for multi-escape and emergency services entry when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster®

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster®: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes (two hours) integrity.

Radiation resistance:

43 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

400 x 500 x 210 mm.

Motor control unit size (w x h x d):

300 x 200 x 80 mm.

Options

Size (maximum):

Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the fire curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Concealment:

A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the fire curtain barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.

Fixing:

Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® A1 from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® A1

The FireMaster® A1 is an active fire curtain assembly comprising a fire resistant fabric wound on to a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323-5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c. electric motor. It is enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Applications:FireMaster® A1: Designed to protect all vertical applications including boundary protection but excluding a means of escape.FireMaster® A1 (S): Developed to protect atria, escalators, stairs and lobbies, kitchens and serving hatches, openings in walls, windows and doors and also provides boundary protection and cross corridor separation.Barrier assemblies shall meet the requirements of BS EN 8524-1 (where appropriate) and be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 to double the sever duty, be tested for controlled speeds in all modes including fail-safe by gravity on total power failure (must not be reliant on secondary power supplies to provide the 'braking effect'), be tested for self-closing and durability, be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 (BS EN 1363-1 and -2) and be classified to BS EN 13501-2, and be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.Motors shall meet all applicable safety standards. Motors shall contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclic gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travelling positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c. electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures the barriers do not drift upward or downward.Additionally, motors shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524-1 Annex E and shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400ºC as required by BS EN 8524-1 Annex G.The barrier assemblies shall operate with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex D, and be able to move to their fire operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts shall be totally enclosed and protected within the steel roller and shall be tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.The barrier systems must show the tested ability to use a range of heavy bottom bar weights to ensure positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads in advance to ensure operational conformity.The barrier assemblies must show the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard in 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies shall be CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101-10. Control panels shall be tested to BS ISO 21927-9.All power supplies and control panels shall be tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010-1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101-10. BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130-4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices shall be tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524-1 Annex H.Operation:The barrier assemblies shall move to their fire operational position in a controlled manner when all consumable primary and auxiliary power sources are removed, in the event he wiring, open or short circuit, or system corruption, or any combination thereof.The barrier assemblies shall fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TGFS), and 'drive up' with mains power available. In the event of mains power failure, they shall remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to heir fire operational position. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.The barrier assemblies must commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds shall be site adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.The barrier assemblies shall have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire operational position under both mains, and emergency power. Barrier assemblies in their retracted or 'stalled' position shall have all power removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Barrier assemblies that require multiple overlapping barriers shall have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down - all down (handshaking).The barrier assemblies shall have a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting. The barrier assemblies shall have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to heir retracted position, or descending to their fire operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions shall activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction separately in the orientation and standard use of the application and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363-1 and -2 as required by BS EN 1634-1 in accordance with BS 8524-1.The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly (where applicable) for permeability to BS EN 1634-3 with a rate < 3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex F. Fabrics shall be measured per m³/h/m².The fabric material shall be tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an "A1" classification in accordance with BS EN 13501-1+A1.The fabric material shall be tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184-1:2011 to achieve < 16 ppm.The fabric material shall be tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG 248 to achieve "No Asbestos Detected".Fabric type is EFP™ A1 a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with specially developed fire retardant polymer 665 g/m² -5% + 10%.Certification:The fire curtain barrier assembly shall have certification and listing with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 certification scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65 and in accordance with BS EN 45011, that conducts regular FPC surveillance visits to the manufacturer. The manufacturer shall operate and be certified to BS EN ISO 9001 for the environmental management systems. The manufacturer shall operate and shall have certification and listing with an independent, accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS installer, commissioning and servicing scheme.Period of fire resistance:180 minutes integrity (single).120 minutes integrity (overlapped).Period of radiation:37 minutes <15 kW/m² (single).78 minutes <15 kW/m² (overlapped).Air leakage:< 3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex F.Classification:Single: E180 EW30 C0 Grade 1.Overlapped: E120 EW60 C0 Grade 1.Product certification, performance and/ or testing:Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN 45011.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent, accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fore resistance to BS EN 1634-1 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524-1.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524-1.The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.Approving standards:BS 8524-1, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634-1:2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1363-1:1999, Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363-2:1999, Fire resistance tests - Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 1634-3, Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies - Part 3: Smoke control doors and shutters.BS EN 13501-4:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems.BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.BS EN ISO 14184-1:2001. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).BS 6323-5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.HSG 248, The analysts' guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.FireMaster® A1 only: BS EN 13823:2010, Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item.Warranty:One year.Size:FireMaster® A1: Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8 m.FireMaster® A1 (S): Limited widths available. Maximum drop 6 m.

The FireMaster® A1 is an active fire curtain assembly comprising a fire resistant fabric wound on to a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323-5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c. electric motor. It is enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Applications:

  • FireMaster® A1: Designed to protect all vertical applications including boundary protection but excluding a means of escape.
  • FireMaster® A1 (S): Developed to protect atria, escalators, stairs and lobbies, kitchens and serving hatches, openings in walls, windows and doors and also provides boundary protection and cross corridor separation.

Barrier assemblies shall meet the requirements of BS EN 8524-1 (where appropriate) and be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 to double the sever duty, be tested for controlled speeds in all modes including fail-safe by gravity on total power failure (must not be reliant on secondary power supplies to provide the 'braking effect'), be tested for self-closing and durability, be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 (BS EN 1363-1 and -2) and be classified to BS EN 13501-2, and be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.

Motors shall meet all applicable safety standards. Motors shall contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclic gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travelling positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c. electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures the barriers do not drift upward or downward.

Additionally, motors shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524-1 Annex E and shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400ºC as required by BS EN 8524-1 Annex G.

The barrier assemblies shall operate with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex D, and be able to move to their fire operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts shall be totally enclosed and protected within the steel roller and shall be tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

The barrier systems must show the tested ability to use a range of heavy bottom bar weights to ensure positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads in advance to ensure operational conformity.

The barrier assemblies must show the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard in 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies shall be CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101-10. Control panels shall be tested to BS ISO 21927-9.

All power supplies and control panels shall be tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010-1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101-10. BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130-4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices shall be tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524-1 Annex H.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies shall move to their fire operational position in a controlled manner when all consumable primary and auxiliary power sources are removed, in the event he wiring, open or short circuit, or system corruption, or any combination thereof.

The barrier assemblies shall fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TGFS), and 'drive up' with mains power available. In the event of mains power failure, they shall remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to heir fire operational position. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

The barrier assemblies must commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds shall be site adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

The barrier assemblies shall have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire operational position under both mains, and emergency power. Barrier assemblies in their retracted or 'stalled' position shall have all power removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Barrier assemblies that require multiple overlapping barriers shall have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down - all down (handshaking).

The barrier assemblies shall have a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting. The barrier assemblies shall have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to heir retracted position, or descending to their fire operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions shall activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction separately in the orientation and standard use of the application and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363-1 and -2 as required by BS EN 1634-1 in accordance with BS 8524-1.

The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly (where applicable) for permeability to BS EN 1634-3 with a rate < 3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex F. Fabrics shall be measured per m³/h/m².

The fabric material shall be tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an "A1" classification in accordance with BS EN 13501-1+A1.

The fabric material shall be tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184-1:2011 to achieve < 16 ppm.

The fabric material shall be tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01 as set out in HSE Guide HSG 248 to achieve "No Asbestos Detected".

Fabric type is EFP™ A1 a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with specially developed fire retardant polymer 665 g/m² -5% + 10%.

Certification:

The fire curtain barrier assembly shall have certification and listing with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 certification scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65 and in accordance with BS EN 45011, that conducts regular FPC surveillance visits to the manufacturer. The manufacturer shall operate and be certified to BS EN ISO 9001 for the environmental management systems. The manufacturer shall operate and shall have certification and listing with an independent, accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS installer, commissioning and servicing scheme.

More about FireMaster® A1:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN BARRIER ASSEMBLY:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
[FireMaster® A1].
[FireMaster® A1 (S)].
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Extras:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning].
[Emergency retract].


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Guidance

for FireMaster® A1

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® A1: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Period of fire resistance:

  • 180 minutes integrity (single).
  • 120 minutes integrity (overlapped).

Period of radiation:

  • 37 minutes <15 kW/m² (single).
  • 78 minutes <15 kW/m² (overlapped).

Air leakage:

  • < 3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524-1 Annex F.

Classification:

  • Single: E180 EW30 C0 Grade 1.
  • Overlapped: E120 EW60 C0 Grade 1.

Product certification, performance and/ or testing:

  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN 45011.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent, accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fore resistance to BS EN 1634-1 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C as required by BS 8524-1.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.

Approving standards:

  • BS 8524-1, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634-1:2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1363-1:1999, Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363-2:1999, Fire resistance tests - Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 1634-3, Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies - Part 3: Smoke control doors and shutters.
  • BS EN 13501-4:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems.
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).
  • BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.
  • BS EN ISO 14184-1:2001. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • BS 6323-5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • HSG 248, The analysts' guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.
  • FireMaster® A1 only: BS EN 13823:2010, Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item.

Warranty:

One year.

Options

Size:

  • FireMaster® A1: Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8 m.
  • FireMaster® A1 (S): Limited widths available. Maximum drop 6 m.

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing, available in closed shapes, such as squares and faceted circles. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.Applications include atria, escalators and stairs, and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:240 minutes (four hours) integrity.Radiation resistance:120 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):400 x 500 x 210 mm.Motor control unit size (w x h x d):300 x 200 x 80 mm.Size (maximum):Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Concealment:A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.Fixing:Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing, available in closed shapes, such as squares and faceted circles. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.

Applications include atria, escalators and stairs, and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function.

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed.
 Size/Shape:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Concealment:
[Flush fit].
[Suspended ceiling with recessed shallow gap].
[Suspended ceiling with patented SLAT™]. - Self levelling access trim.
 Fixing:
[I beam].
[Soffit].
[Suspended with unistrut fit].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Split drop delay]. - To partially deploy to pre-determined level to permit escape, and initial smoke containment. After delay fully deploys to its fire operational position when mains, or emergency power is available.
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® Concertina™ - Closed: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

240 minutes (four hours) integrity.

Radiation resistance:

120 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

400 x 500 x 210 mm.

Motor control unit size (w x h x d):

300 x 200 x 80 mm.

Options

Size (maximum):

Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Concealment:

A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.

Fixing:

Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® Concertina™ - Open

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing, available in open shapes to be used in conjunction with side channels. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.Applications include atria, escalators and stairs, and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:240 minutes (four hours) integrity.Radiation resistance:120 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):400 x 500 x 210 mm.Motor control unit size (w x h x d):300 x 200 x 80 mm.Size (maximum):Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Concealment:A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.Fixing:Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL287945.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing, available in open shapes to be used in conjunction with side channels. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building.

Applications include atria, escalators and stairs, and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation or any initiation, power or system failure and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function.

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open.
 Size/Shape:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Concealment:
[Flush fit].
[Suspended ceiling with recessed shallow gap].
[Suspended ceiling with patented SLAT™]. - Self levelling access trim.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[Not required].
[Face fixed].
[Recessed fixed].
  -Orientation:
[Not applicable].
[Vertical].
  -Finish:
[Not applicable].
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Fixing:
[I beam].
[Soffit].
[Suspended with unistrut fit].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Split drop delay]. - To partially deploy to pre-determined level to permit escape, and initial smoke containment. After delay fully deploys to its fire operational position when mains, or emergency power is available.
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® Concertina™ - Open: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

240 minutes (four hours) integrity.

Radiation resistance:

120 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 12 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

400 x 500 x 210 mm.

Motor control unit size (w x h x d):

300 x 200 x 80 mm.

Options

Size (maximum):

Available in unlimited widths and drops up to 8.0 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Concealment:

A range of ceiling interfaces are available and can even invisibly conceal the barriers in the ceiling whilst still allowing access for service and maintenance. All systems remain totally concealed when non-operational.

Fixing:

Fixing options to suit all types of ceiling configuration are available (can be integrated with both solid and suspended ceilings and will remain hidden within the ceiling until deployed).

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™ from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™

Active fire curtain barrier assembly that closes from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for large openings including expansive atria.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.Rollers:The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:90 minutes integrity.Radiation resistance:32 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):600 x 600 x 210 mm.Size (maximum, w x l):7.335 x 11.2 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL287945.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly that closes from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for large openings including expansive atria.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.

Rollers:

The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[Face fixed].
[Reveal fixed].
  -Orientation:
Horizontal.
  -Finish:
[Not applicable].
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[Top fixed].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.
[Voice warning]. - Audio or spoken multi message facility when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

90 minutes integrity.

Radiation resistance:

32 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

600 x 600 x 210 mm.

Options

Size (maximum, w x l):

7.335 x 11.2 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™ from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™

Active fire curtain barrier assembly tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for smaller openings and skylights, etc.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.Rollers:The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:120 minutes integrity.Radiation resistance:32 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):600 x 600 x 210 mm.Size (maximum, w x l):5 x 12 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL287945.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for smaller openings and skylights, etc.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.

Rollers:

The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 4/1000, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with a micronized aluminium filled fire retardant polyurethane, nominal 690 g/m². It is in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2).

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[Face fixed].
[Reveal fixed].
  -Orientation:
Horizontal.
  -Finish:
[Not applicable].
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[Top fixed].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.
[Voice warning]. - Audio or spoken multi message facility when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes integrity.

Radiation resistance:

32 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

600 x 600 x 210 mm.

Options

Size (maximum, w x l):

5 x 12 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® Plus² from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® Plus²

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box which is wound on to a steel roller with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Motors contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier will be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E, and are tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe, (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D, and they are able to move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure.The barrier assemblies have the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.Operation:In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly in the orientation and standard use of the application and installation in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2, as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly (where applicable) for permeability to BS EN 1634‑3 with a rate <3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex F. Fabrics shall be measured per m³/h/m².The fabric material is tested independently for fire propagation to BS 476‑6+A1, and for surface spread of flame to BS 476‑7 to achieve National Class ‘0’ in accordance with A13(b) of Approved Document B (Volumes 1 & 2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to England & Wales Building Regulations 2000.The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/DGI: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer 1900 g/m² –5% +10%.Fire resistance:180 minutes.Period of radiation:107 minutes <15 kW/m².Classification:E180 EW60 C1 Grade 1, A1 (single).Standards, certification and testing:BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1634‑3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.BS EN 1363‑1:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS 476‑6:1989+A1:2009. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products.BS 476‑7:1997. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products.BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634‑3 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C (752 °F) as required by BS 8524‑1.Warranty:One year.Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL394116.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box which is wound on to a steel roller with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Motors contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier will be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.

Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E, and are tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.

Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe, (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D, and they are able to move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure.

The barrier assemblies have the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.

All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.

Operation:

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay, they shall fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).

Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly in the orientation and standard use of the application and installation in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2, as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.

The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly (where applicable) for permeability to BS EN 1634‑3 with a rate <3 m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex F. Fabrics shall be measured per m³/h/m².

The fabric material is tested independently for fire propagation to BS 476‑6+A1, and for surface spread of flame to BS 476‑7 to achieve National Class ‘0’ in accordance with A13(b) of Approved Document B (Volumes 1 & 2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to England & Wales Building Regulations 2000.

The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.

Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/DGI: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer 1900 g/m² –5% +10%.

More about FireMaster® Plus²:
As standard - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN BARRIER:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® Plus².
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® Plus²

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® Plus²: As standard - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

180 minutes.

Period of radiation:

107 minutes <15 kW/m².

Classification:

E180 EW60 C1 Grade 1, A1 (single).

Standards, certification and testing:

  • BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1634‑3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.
  • BS EN 1363‑1:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501‑2:2007+A1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS 476‑6:1989+A1:2009. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products.
  • BS 476‑7:1997. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products.
  • BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634‑3 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C (752 °F) as required by BS 8524‑1.

Warranty:

One year.

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™ from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™

Active fire curtain barrier assembly that closes from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for large openings including expansive atria.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.Rollers:The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/BI, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer, nominal 1900 g/m². Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:120 minutes integrity.Radiation resistance:84 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):600 x 600 x 210 mm.Size (maximum, w x l):2.5 x 8.318 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL287945.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly that closes from each end of a void to meet and shut in the middle, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for large openings including expansive atria.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.

Rollers:

The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/BI, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer, nominal 1900 g/m².

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[Face fixed].
[Reveal fixed].
  -Orientation:
Horizontal.
  -Finish:
[Not applicable].
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[Top fixed].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.
[Voice warning]. - Audio or spoken multi message facility when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Duplex™: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes integrity.

Radiation resistance:

84 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

600 x 600 x 210 mm.

Options

Size (maximum, w x l):

2.5 x 8.318 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™ from Coopers Fire LtdFireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™

Active fire curtain barrier assembly tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for smaller openings and skylights, etc.Operation:The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.Rollers:The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.Fabric:Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/BI, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer, nominal 1900 g/m².Standards:Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).Warranty:One year.Fire resistance:120 minutes integrity.Radiation resistance:84 minutes <15 kW/m². Power supply:230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.Alarm signal:Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.Display:Power on, alarm active and alarm off.Power supply size (w x h x d):600 x 600 x 210 mm.Size (maximum, w x l):3 x 4 m.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.Product literature:http://www.ribaproductselector.com/documentdetails.aspx?ci=04496&f=COL287945.pdf&pg=

Active fire curtain barrier assembly tensioned between rollers mounted at either end of a void opening, comprising technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their fire operational position.

To be compliant, fire barriers must be protected from a short circuit and or total power failure, this is achieved with the patented Total Gravity Fail-Safe (TGFS) system. Fire barriers will control the spread of fire in a building. It is suitable for smaller openings and skylights, etc.

Operation:

The barrier assemblies commence movement upon initiation and move to the fire operational position with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.30 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. The barrier has fail-safe with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms.

Rollers:

The rollers are mounted and are driven by tubular motors. The rollers are enclosed in a steel housing and the leading edge of the curtain fabric has a supporting bar spanning between the side channels that retain the barrier.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/BI, a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer, nominal 1900 g/m².

Standards:

Compliant to PAS 121:2007 (where applicable).

Warranty:

One year.

More about FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirements.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[Face fixed].
[Reveal fixed].
  -Orientation:
Horizontal.
  -Finish:
[Not applicable].
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[Top fixed].
  -Accessories:
[None].
[Visual alert system]. - Light warning system when mains or emergency power is available.
[Voice warning]. - Audio or spoken multi message facility when mains or emergency power is available.


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Guidance

for FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about FireMaster® Plus NVS™ Horizontal Simplex™: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes integrity.

Radiation resistance:

84 minutes <15 kW/m².

Power supply:

230 V AC 50 Hz dedicated supply via 13 A un-switched fused spur. Backup battery: Two 12 V 12A/h lead acid batteries.

Alarm signal:

Normally closed volt-free contacts, open on activation.

Display:

Power on, alarm active and alarm off.

Power supply size (w x h x d):

600 x 600 x 210 mm.

Options

Size (maximum, w x l):

3 x 4 m.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Further Information

Literature:


RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of Firemaster® S from Coopers Fire LtdFiremaster® S

Active fire curtain barrier assemblies which comprise of a fire resistant fabric which is wound onto a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323-5, powered by an internal electric motor. They are enclosed within a 1.2 mm (0.047 inches) galvanized carbon steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Barrier assemblies are required to meet the requirements of BSI PAS 121 (where appropriate) and be tested for impact to BS EN 949, and BS 5234-2 to 'double' the severe duty, be tested for controlled speeds in all modes including fail-safe by gravity on total power failure (must not be reliant on secondary power supplies to provide the ‘braking effect’), be tested for self-closing and mechanical resistance to BS EN 12605, be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 (BS EN 1363-1 and -2), be classified to BS EN 13501-2 and be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.Operation: Operation commences to their fire operational position in a controlled manner when all consumable primary and auxiliary power sources are removed, in the event the wiring, open or short circuit, or system corruption, or any combination thereof with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function.In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.The ability to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire operational position under both mains, and emergency power is also available. Once retracted or in the ‘stalled’ position they have all power removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. A 'soft ascent facility' ensures no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting. Also includes built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire operational position.Fabric: Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/SS a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an micronized aluminium filled fire retardant silicone elastomer 870 g/ m² (0.178 lbs/ ft²) -5% +10%. Fabric in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to the England & Wales Building Regulations 2010.The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly in the orientation and standard use of the application and installation in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363-1 and -2 as required by BS EN 1634-1 in accordance with PAS 121.Motor drive unit:The motors contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclic gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system.When retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures the barriers do not drift upward or downward. Additionally, the motor is tested for operation at temperatures of 300°C (572°F) as required by BSI PAS 121.Fail-safe release device:The barrier assemblies operate with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TGFS), in accordance with BSI PAS 121, and are able to move to their fire operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts shall be totally enclosed and protected within the steel roller and shall be tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.Controls:Control units are custom made to be fully compatible with both existing alarm systems and the number of barrier units installed, whether single or multiple roller assemblies. Compliant to the Machinery Directive, EMC Directive, Low –Voltage Directive. CE Marked to BS EN 12101-10:2005 as required by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).Headbox:Encloses the fabric and barrel assembly, manufactured from 1.2 mm galvanized steel.Bottom edge:Tested to use a range of heavy bottom bar weights with a minimum standard weight of 3 kg/ m (2.015 lbs/ ft) with the facility to increase this weight to 10 kg/ m (6.719 lbs/ ft) to ensure positive operation when subjected to pressure.Side channel:The barrier assemblies have the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa (0.08 in water) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps.Fire resistance: 120 minutes (two hours) integrity.Period of radiation: 27 minutes <15 kW/m².Air permeability to BS EN 1634-3:<3 m³/ h/ m (105.944 ft³/ h/ ft) head and jambs only at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with PAS 121. The fabric material shall have a leakage rate <0.2 ± 0.2 m³/ h/ m² (7.062 ± 7.062 ft³/ h/ ft²).Standards and testing:BSI PAS 121:2007, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies and active fire barrier assemblies with smoke.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 300 °C as required by BSI PAS 121.The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS 476-6+A1 and BS 476-7.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system. - Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for (as required by BSI PAS 121):Fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1.Smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.Impact to BS EN 949.Mechanical resistance to BS EN 12605, and for self-closing to BS EN 14600.Gravity fail-safe.The ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements.Warranty:One year.Size: Approved for spans 30 m wide (1181.102 inches) and height up to 6 m (236.220 inches) maximum.Side channels:Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Active fire curtain barrier assemblies which comprise of a fire resistant fabric which is wound onto a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323-5, powered by an internal electric motor. They are enclosed within a 1.2 mm (0.047 inches) galvanized carbon steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements of the project and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Barrier assemblies are required to meet the requirements of BSI PAS 121 (where appropriate) and be tested for impact to BS EN 949, and BS 5234-2 to 'double' the severe duty, be tested for controlled speeds in all modes including fail-safe by gravity on total power failure (must not be reliant on secondary power supplies to provide the ‘braking effect’), be tested for self-closing and mechanical resistance to BS EN 12605, be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 (BS EN 1363-1 and -2), be classified to BS EN 13501-2 and be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.

Operation:

Operation commences to their fire operational position in a controlled manner when all consumable primary and auxiliary power sources are removed, in the event the wiring, open or short circuit, or system corruption, or any combination thereof with site specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function.

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire operational position. At the end of the pre-determined time delay they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

The ability to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire operational position under both mains, and emergency power is also available. Once retracted or in the ‘stalled’ position they have all power removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. A 'soft ascent facility' ensures no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting. Also includes built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire operational position.

Fabric:

Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/SS a glass fibre, stainless steel wire reinforced, fabric coated with an micronized aluminium filled fire retardant silicone elastomer 870 g/ m² (0.178 lbs/ ft²) -5% +10%. Fabric in compliance with the requirements of Class 0 to meet the statutory guidance in Approved Document B (Volumes 1 and 2) 2006 Edition ‘Fire Safety’ to the England & Wales Building Regulations 2010.

The fabric material shall be tested as part of the complete assembly in the orientation and standard use of the application and installation in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363-1 and -2 as required by BS EN 1634-1 in accordance with PAS 121.

Motor drive unit:

The motors contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclic gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system.

When retracted their internal drive motor shall be isolated from all power and the barrier shall be held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures the barriers do not drift upward or downward. Additionally, the motor is tested for operation at temperatures of 300°C (572°F) as required by BSI PAS 121.

Fail-safe release device:

The barrier assemblies operate with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL (TGFS), in accordance with BSI PAS 121, and are able to move to their fire operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts shall be totally enclosed and protected within the steel roller and shall be tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

Controls:

Control units are custom made to be fully compatible with both existing alarm systems and the number of barrier units installed, whether single or multiple roller assemblies. Compliant to the Machinery Directive, EMC Directive, Low –Voltage Directive. CE Marked to BS EN 12101-10:2005 as required by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).

Headbox:

Encloses the fabric and barrel assembly, manufactured from 1.2 mm galvanized steel.

Bottom edge:

Tested to use a range of heavy bottom bar weights with a minimum standard weight of 3 kg/ m (2.015 lbs/ ft) with the facility to increase this weight to 10 kg/ m (6.719 lbs/ ft) to ensure positive operation when subjected to pressure.

Side channel:

The barrier assemblies have the ability to operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20 Pa (0.08 in water) and impact (Double Severe Duty) and remove edge gaps.

More about Firemaster® S:
As standard - Options - Further information.

PendingFIRE CURTAIN BARRIER:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
Firemaster® S.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Insert requirement, width up to 30 m, height up to 6 m.
 Side channels:
  -Type:
[End fixed].
[Face fixed].
[Recessed fixed]. - Recommended 5 mm gap between side guide and building material.
  -Orientation:
[Vertical].
  -Finish:
[Galvanized steel].
[Powder coated]. - Available upon request, insert colour requirements.
 Concealment:
[Flush fit].
[Suspended ceiling with recessed shallow gap].
[Suspended ceiling with patented SLAT™]. - Self levelling access trim.
 Fixing:
[Face fixed].
[I beam].
[Soffit].
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Beam obstruction detector.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch button retract facility.


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Guidance

for Firemaster® S

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about Firemaster® S: As standard - Options - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes (two hours) integrity.

Period of radiation:

27 minutes <15 kW/m².

Air permeability to BS EN 1634-3:

<3 m³/ h/ m (105.944 ft³/ h/ ft) head and jambs only at ambient temperature at 25 Pa (0.1 in water) in accordance with PAS 121. The fabric material shall have a leakage rate <0.2 ± 0.2 m³/ h/ m² (7.062 ± 7.062 ft³/ h/ ft²).

Standards and testing:

  • BSI PAS 121:2007, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies and active fire barrier assemblies with smoke.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 300 °C as required by BSI PAS 121.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS 476-6+A1 and BS 476-7.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.

- Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for (as required by BSI PAS 121):

  • Fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1.
  • Smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3.
  • Impact to BS EN 949.
  • Mechanical resistance to BS EN 12605, and for self-closing to BS EN 14600.
  • Gravity fail-safe.
  • The ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements.

Warranty:

One year.

Options

Size:

Approved for spans 30 m wide (1181.102 inches) and height up to 6 m (236.220 inches) maximum.

Side channels:

Side channels seal the curtain fabric and the building. Fire can cause extreme positive or negative pressures (up to 20 Pa). Side guide channels are constructed from galvanized steel (available in standard RAL colours) that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall structure to give a flush finish.

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of Vii® Fire A1 from Coopers Fire LtdVii® Fire A1

The Vii® Fire A1 active fire curtain barrier is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises fire-resistant fabric which is wound on to a steel roller, enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier is held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E, and tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C (752 °F) as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.Operation:In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting; they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position, and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an A1 classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01, as set out in HSE Guide HSG248, to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m² –5% +10%.Fire resistance:120 minutes' integrity.Period of radiation:37 minutes <15 kW/m².Classification:E120 EW30 C1 Grade 1.Standards, certification and testing:BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1634‑3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 13501‑2:2016, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634‑3 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C (752 °F) as required by BS 8524‑1.The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.Warranty:One year.

The Vii® Fire A1 active fire curtain barrier is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises fire-resistant fabric which is wound on to a steel roller, enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier is held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.

Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex E, and tested for operation at temperatures of 400°C (752 °F) as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.

Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.

The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.

All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.

Operation:

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).

Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting; they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position, and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2 as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.

The fabric material is tested independently to reaction to fire tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716 to achieve an A1 classification in accordance with BS EN 13501‑1+A1.

The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.

The fabric material is tested independently for asbestos in accordance with DIHM ASB/01, as set out in HSE Guide HSG248, to achieve 'No Asbestos Detected'.

Fabric type is EFP™ A1: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with specially developed fire-retardant polymer 665 g/m² –5% +10%.

More about Vii® Fire A1:
As standard - Further information.

PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
Vii® Fire A1 Active Fire Curtain Barrier Assemblies.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.


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Guidance

for Vii® Fire A1

from Coopers Fire Ltd

More about Vii® Fire A1: As standard - Further information.

As standard

Fire resistance:

120 minutes' integrity.

Period of radiation:

37 minutes <15 kW/m².

Classification:

E120 EW30 C1 Grade 1.

Standards, certification and testing:

  • BS 8524‑1:2013, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634‑1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1634‑3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.
  • BS EN 1363‑1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363‑2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501‑2:2016, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion. (Calorific value).
  • BS EN 13501‑1:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.
  • BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • HSG248, The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.
  • BS 6323‑5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634‑1 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634‑3 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234‑2 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • Motor(s) used within barrier assemblies: the above tests shall be tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C (752 °F) as required by BS 8524‑1.
  • The fabric used within the barrier assemblies shall be tested to BS EN ISO 1716.

Warranty:

One year.

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

Additional information may be available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribaproductselector.com.

Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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View larger image of Vii® Fire i-Zone from Coopers Fire LtdVii® Fire i-Zone

The Vii® Fire i-Zone active fire curtain barrier is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises fire-resistant fabric, which is wound on to a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. It is enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier is held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑,1 Annex E, and tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.Operation:In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position, and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.Fabric:The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2, as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly for permeability to BS EN 1634-3 with a rate <3m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa in accordance with BS EN 8524-1, Annex F.The fabric material is tested independently for fire propagation to BS 476-6+A1 and for surface spread of flame to BS 476-7 to achieve National Class '0', in accordance with A13(b) of Approved Document B (Volumes 1 & 2) 2006 Edition 'Fire safety' to England and Wales Building Regulations 2010.The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/DGI: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer 1900 g/m² –5% +10%.Fire resistance:180 minutes' integrity.Period of radiation:115 minutes <15 kW/m².Classification:E180 EW30 C0.Standards, certification and testing:BS 8524-1, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.BS EN 1634-1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.BS EN 1634-3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.BS EN 1363-1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.BS EN 1363-2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.BS EN 13501-2:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.BS EN ISO 14184-1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.BS 6323-5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN 45011.Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524-1.Warranty:One year.

The Vii® Fire i-Zone active fire curtain barrier is an active fire curtain barrier assembly that comprises fire-resistant fabric, which is wound on to a steel roller, with 1:600 deflection performance to BS 6323‑5, which is powered by an internal 24 V d.c electric motor. It is enclosed within a 1.2 mm galvanized mild steel box. A bottom bar to suit the deflection performance requirements and the desired ceiling configuration is fitted to the bottom edge of the fabric curtain.

Motors meet all applicable safety standards. They contain the necessary drive mechanisms, a mechanical epicyclical gearbox retarder, automatic overload protection, and both automatic and manual distance travel positioning, linked to an internal 24 V d.c electromagnetic brake with regenerative braking system. When motors are retracted, their internal drive motor isolates from all power, and the barrier is held in position by an internal electromagnetic brake. This ensures that the barriers not drift upward or downward.

Motors are tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 8524‑,1 Annex E, and tested for operation at temperatures of 400 °C as required by BS EN 8524‑1, Annex G.

Operated with fail-safe by gravity, using patented true TOTAL, Total Gravity Fail Safe (TGFS), in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1. They move to their fire-operational position even in the event of open or closed circuit wiring, or total system corruption, with controlled braking system and drive mechanisms. All working parts are enclosed and protected within the steel roller, and are tested as part of the complete assembly for fire resistance.

A range of heavy bottom bar weights ensures positive operation when subjected to pressure. The engineer shall declare to the manufacturer such pressures, or wind loads, in advance to ensure operational conformity.

The barrier assemblies operate with the barrier retained in side channels to resist pressure (as standard 20Pa) and impact (Double Severe Duty), and remove edge gaps in accordance with BS EN 8524‑1, Annex D.

Primary, secondary and auxiliary power supplies are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (305/2011) when tested to BS EN 12101‑10. Control panels are tested to BS ISO 21927‑9.

All power supplies and control panels are tested in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) BS EN 61010‑1, EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) BS EN 12101‑10, BS EN 61000-6-3 and BS EN 50130‑4, Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and ROHs Directive (2011/65/EU).

Any optional ancillary devices are tested as part of a complete specimen to BS EN 8524‑1, Annex H.

Operation:

In the event of mains power failure, they remain retracted using their own dedicated battery back-up power supply for a pre-determined period (nominally 30 minutes). If signalled to descend during this period, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner to their fire-operational position. At the end of the predetermined time delay, they fail-safe by gravity in a controlled manner. This safety feature is essential to avoid dangerous guillotine/ free-fall deployment.

Movement is commenced upon initiation of power or system failure, and they move to the fire-operational position, in all operating modes, at site-specific adjustable and synchronized velocities within the range of 0.06–0.15 m/s using the unique VarioSpeed™ function. Operating speeds are adjustable without altering bottom bar mass. Speeds may be dictated by those authorities having jurisdiction for 'safety in use' according to the location, nature or function of each unit.

They have the facility to deploy to a partial drop position prior to moving to their fire-operational position under both mains and emergency power. In their retracted or 'stalled' position, all power is removed from the motor(s) to prolong motor life. Any that require multiple overlapping barriers have a continuous bottom bar system conjoining the run with mutual operation, i.e. one down – all down (handshaking).

Using a 'soft ascent facility' to ensure no damage to the surrounding ceiling interface when retracting, they have a built-in protection in the event that they are prevented from ascending to their retracted position, or descending to their fire-operational position. This ensures that they are always in their required position, and avoids damage to the barrier assemblies' mechanism and surrounding ceiling finishes. In sensitive ceiling aesthetic areas, a unique patented SLAT® ceiling interface can be provided. Any combination of the alarm/ control signal provided by the electrical subcontractor, and/ or the specified fail-safe functions, will activate the system.

Fabric:

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly, as either a single construction or as an overlapped and conjoined construction, and installed in accordance with the fire resistance test in accordance with BS EN 1363‑1 and ‑2, as required by BS EN 1634‑1 in accordance with BS 8524‑1.

The fabric material is tested as part of the complete assembly for permeability to BS EN 1634-3 with a rate <3m³/h/m at ambient temperature at 25 Pa in accordance with BS EN 8524-1, Annex F.

The fabric material is tested independently for fire propagation to BS 476-6+A1 and for surface spread of flame to BS 476-7 to achieve National Class '0', in accordance with A13(b) of Approved Document B (Volumes 1 & 2) 2006 Edition 'Fire safety' to England and Wales Building Regulations 2010.

The fabric material is tested independently for formaldehyde concentration in accordance with BS EN ISO 14184‑1:2011 to achieve <16 ppm.

Fabric type is EFP™ 2/1000/DGI: a glass fibre, stainless steel wire-reinforced fabric, coated with an intumescent graphite silicone elastomer 1900 g/m² –5% +10%.

More about Vii® Fire i-Zone:
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PendingACTIVE FIRE CURTAIN:
 Manufacturer:
Coopers Fire Ltd.
  -Web:www.coopersfire.com.
  -Tel:+44 (0)23 9245 4405.
  -Product reference:
Vii® Fire i-Zone Active Fire Curtain Barrier Assemblies.
 Size:
[ ______ ] - Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
 Accessories:
[None].
[Beam protection and obstruction warning]. - Will sound in the event of an obstruction being placed at the barrier drop line.
[Emergency retract]. - Touch-button retract facility for multi-escape.


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As standard

Fire resistance:

180 minutes' integrity.

Period of radiation:

115 minutes <15 kW/m².

Classification:

E180 EW30 C0.

Standards, certification and testing:

  • BS 8524-1, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies.
  • BS EN 1634-1:2014, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows.
  • BS EN 1634-3:2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies.
  • BS EN 1363-1:2012, Fire resistance tests – Part 1: General requirements.
  • BS EN 1363-2:1999, Fire resistance tests – Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures.
  • BS EN 13501-2:2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services rating.
  • BS EN ISO 14184-1:2011. Textiles. Determination of formaldehyde. Free and hydrolised formaldehyde (water extraction method).
  • BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification.
  • BS 6323-5:1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management system.
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management system.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating a Level 5 scheme as defined in ISO Guide 65, and in accordance with BS EN 45011.
  • Complete barrier assemblies are certified with an independent accredited certification body operating an accredited UKAS scheme for installation, commissioning and servicing.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for fire resistance to BS EN 1634-1 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for smoke leakage to BS EN 1634-3 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for impact to BS 5234-2 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for reliability, durability and self-closing to BS EN 14600 as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies shall be tested for gravity fail-safe as required by BS 8524-1.
  • Complete barrier assemblies must show tested ability to adjust and control speeds on site to suit specific site requirements as required by BS 8524-1.

Warranty:

One year.

Further Information

Literature:

RIBA CPD

CPD information is available for Coopers Fire Ltd from ribacpd.com.

RIBA Product Selector

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Contacts:

www.coopersfire.com

info@coopersfire.com

T: +44 (0)23 9245 4405

F: +44 (0)23 9249 2732

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